NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BYTHE NEW YORK TIMES,THE LOS ANGELES TIMES,VULTURE, THE MILLIONS,KIRKUS AND MORE!
“One of the most pleasurable, inventive reads of the year… fiendishly, deliciously fun.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s rare to read anything that feels this unique.” –GABRIELLE ZEVIN,New York Timesbestselling author ofTomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
“Land of Milk and Honeyis truly exceptional.”–ROXANE GAY,New York Timesbestselling author ofBad Feminist
“Asharp, sensual piece of art.”–RAVEN LEILANI,New York Timesbestselling author ofLuster
The award-winning author ofHow Much of These Hills Is Goldreturns with a rapturous and revelatory novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world
A smog has spread. Food crops are rapidly disappearing. A chef escapes her dying career in a dreary city to take a job at a decadent mountaintop colony seemingly free of the world’s troubles.
There, the sky is clear again. Rare ingredients abound. Her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter have built a lush new life for the global elite, one that reawakens the chef to the pleasures of taste, touch, and her own body.
In this atmosphere of hidden wonders and cool, seductive violence, the chef’s boundaries undergo a thrilling erosion. Soon she is pushed to the center of a startling attempt to reshape the world far beyond the plate.
Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in language as alluring as it is original,Land of Milk and Honeylays provocatively bare the ethics of seeking pleasure in a dying world. It is a daringly imaginative exploration of desire and deception, privilege and faith, and the roles we play to survive. Most of all, it is a love letter to food, to wild delight, and to the transformative power of a woman embracing her own appetite.