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Mes nuits à Bangkok
et ma cuisine

My nights in Bangkok and my cooking
Jackie Gill
When a passion for cooking brings two teenagers together.
330 pages, hardcover with flaps, 16x24 cm
ISBN: 978-2919-12282-0
21,90 € 
24,90 $  790 THB
Bangkok 2010. Leo and Nat, two endearing and sensitive fifteen-year-olds, are abandoned by their family and have to prostitute themselves to survive. They don't know each other, but they share the same passion: cooking, for which they have a very special gift.
Driven by sheer determination, when they meet they decide to open a gourmet restaurant together before they turn thirty, knowing that this dream comes at a price.
For it to come true, they'll have to continue living off their charms. Unless fate intervenes...


Book presentation by the author:

I discovered Bangkok in 2007, and fell in love with it the moment I stepped off the plane.

I then read all the novels I could get my hands on about the capital of Siam, and couldn't get over the image the authors - all men - painted of it. What they had to say was dark and often sordid. Sometimes condescending.

They and I don't rub shoulders with the same places or the same people, or more likely we don't see them through the same eyes.

Of course, there are undoubtedly works by authors I've missed, and what I say about them only concerns the novels I've read.

I should add that I'm not talking here about the many expats I've met in Thailand over the years, some of whom have become friends. Most of them have a very positive image of the city.

For me, Bangkok is a great city with its shortcomings, which are largely offset by its extraordinary charm and vitality. And above all, I love the way it smells.

So I decided to show my own vision of Bangkok, that of a woman writer, through the adventures and misadventures of two teenagers, who over the course of the text become magnificent young adult Bangkokians.

A vision where, even if the dice are loaded at the start, there's always a way out. In this case, through cooking. Bon appétit!

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