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The Resource The catastrophe, Ian Wedde

The catastrophe, Ian Wedde

Label
The catastrophe
Title
The catastrophe
Statement of responsibility
Ian Wedde
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Age of Excess has been good to Christopher Hare. One of the world's top food writers, he has travelled to the best restaurants in the most exotic locations, with the chic dining companion known to readers of his lavish books as The Glace. But, in the new mood of austerity ushered in by the credit crunch, will the world still be interested in what he thinks of Robuchon's caramelised quail? Certainly Christopher's editor isn't. Christopher's moment of truth catches up with him in the corrupt space between the violent Lebanese civil war of 1975-90 and the luxurious bolt-holes of the Riviera. One evening, almost at the bottom of his over-the-hill slope, he is investigating the budget options in a mediocre restaurant in off-season Nice. These days he is no longer accompanied by The Glace, aka Mary Pepper, who has found international fame and fortune as an art photographer of pornographically eroticised foodstuffs. In the restaurant, Christopher witnesses an assassination. Impulsively, he throws himself into the action, and becomes the almost-willing victim of a political kidnapping. What will be Christopher's fate? Will his ex-wife 'The Glace' come to his rescue? Will the harshly beautiful Palestinian paediatrician Hawwa Habash soften towards her accidental prisoner? Suffused with culinary delights and political menace, The Catastrophe is a novel which speaks urgently to our rapidly changing times
Cataloging source
NZNB
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
The catastrophe, Ian Wedde
Label
The catastrophe, Ian Wedde
Publication
Note
  • New Zealand author
  • Also available in an electronic ed
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
162705
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21 cm.
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Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780864736475
Isbn Type
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Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP162705
  • (NLNZils)1461367
  • (Nz)13539010
  • (OCoLC)726744613
  • (OCoLC)13539010
  • 162705

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