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Author King, Crystal, author.

Title Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome / Crystal King.

Publication Info. New York : Touchstone, 2017.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC KING,C    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC KING,C    Available
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description 406 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius's household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia, whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Apicius -- Fiction.
Gastronomy -- Rome -- Fiction.
Gourmets -- Rome -- Fiction.
Cooking, Roman -- Fiction.
Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781501145131 (hardback)
1501145134 (hardback)
9781501145148 (paperback)
1501145142 (paperback)

 
    
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