Brown University

The Last Banquet

by Jonathan Grimwood
Europa Editions, October 2013   ISBN: 978-160945138-7
Price: $26.95

"Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the delectable decadence of Versailles, The Last Banquet is as gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume and as voluptuous as John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure.  Jonathan Grimwood has given readers a sumptuous and hugely appealing novel about food and flavor, about the Age of Reason, about revolution, hunger, and obsession."

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