Author(s): Monique Truong
Take a pair of eccentric icons. Add spice, apple pie and exile. Season well. From this unusual mix (and at least one secret ingredient) comes Truong
'The Book of Salt reminded me of how thrilling really fine writing can be, and how rarely one sees it' Sarah Waters
Monique Truong was born and raised in Vietnam, and moved to the US after the fall of Saigon. She was an intellectual property attorney in New York, but now devotes herself full-time to writing. Her short fiction and essays have been taught in universities across America. This is her first novel.