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The Epicure's Lament

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Hugo Whittierfailed poet and former kept manis a wily misanthrope with a taste for whiskey, women, and his own cooking. Afflicted with a rare disease that will be fatal unless he quits smoking, Hugo retreats to his once aristocratic familys dilapidated mansion, determined to smoke himself to death without forfeiting any of his pleasures. To his chagrin, the world that he has forsaken is not quite finished with him. First, his sanctimonious older brother moves in, closely followed by his estranged wife, their alleged daughter, and his gay uncle. Infuriated at the violation of his sanctum, Hugo devises hilariously perverse ploys to send the intruders packing. Yet the unexpected consequences of his schemes keep forcing him to reconsider, however fleetingly, the more wholesome ingredients of love, and life itself.
Product Details

Author: Kate Christensen

Language: English

Edition:

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Anchor

Release Date: 2005-01-25

Pages: 368

ISBN: 038572098X

ISBN13: 9780385720984