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The Dishwasher

Stéphane Larue, Biblioasis, 2019

Le plongeur, Le Quartanier, 2017

A vivid, magnificent debut, with a soundtrack by Iron Maiden.

Vivid and moving.
Reads like a cross between the dearly departed Anthony Bourdain and Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter, combining the complicated life of a kitchen wretch with a highly literate voice…hypnotizing.”
The accumulation of detail over several galloping pages creates immersive scenes of sensory and affective precision.
Shines most brightly in its indoor scenes describing shifts in the kitchen. Here Larue’s prose – flinty and precise in Strauss’s translation – becomes utterly propulsive, its effects mesmerizing.
A perfectly crafted story...

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