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Monster's Chef : A Novel - Jervey Tervalon

Monster's Chef

A Novel

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Published: 10th June 2014
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From award-winning, bestselling author Jervey Tervalon comes an enthralling, twisting tale of suspense, drugs, perverse sex, and poisonous celebrity worship.

Gibson was once a successful chef enjoying the popularity of his hip New York City restaurant with his beautiful, loving wife. But Gibson also had a raging drug addiction that lurked in the background, threatening to ravage everything he had . . . and it did.

Fresh out of rehab and now creating gourmet meals for the residents of a halfway house, Gibson is struggling to repair his life. His talent is recognized by the house's manager, who uses her connections to land him a job as the personal chef of Monster, the musical genius of his time. It's an opportunity Gibson can't refuse, even though his gut is telling him to run the other way.

Arriving at Monster's compound, Gibson falls into a world of privilege-driven madness. He's asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. He's warned never to speak to Monster's wife, an irresistible woman who is reportedly mute. The gardener cautions him against walking the grounds at night, advising him to see nothing, hear nothing, and say nothing. He's also witness to Monster's ability to make the lives of those around him kaleidoscopes of confusion and despair. When Gibson discovers a dead body near his bungalow, he is propelled into an ever-darker mystery. Now he must figure out not only how to escape this terrifying nightmare . . . but whether he can.

Jervey Tervalon has a sick and original imagination and I mean that in a good way. --Tayari Jones, author of "Leaving Atlanta"" Jervey Tervalon s fast-moving tale is sure to strike a tantalizing chord for anyone who could not stop following the excesses of one certain bizarre postracial soft-voiced entertainer with a penchent for childhood amusements. --Janet Fitch, author of "White Oleander"" Tervalon s latest is masterful. He takes the kind of chances every writer dreams of. "Monster s Chef" is delicious reading. --Grace Octavia, Essence bestselling author of "Should Have Known Better"" Jervey Tervalon is a fantastic, brilliant and fearless writer, with a voice I would follow anywhere. . . . I straight-up loved this book. --Jerry Stahl, author of "Permanent Midnight"" Tervalon s impressive and long-awaited new novel draws you in to a modern-day labyrinth of fame, wealth, power, and, gradually, a secret core of iniquity. . . . It s a timely vision and a compulsively readable parable, at once both fantastic and true. --Frederick Reiken, author of "Day for Night"" Tervalon creates a tangy tale of suspense spiked with fantasy and wrapped around a peppery investigation into the twisted complexities of race, sex, power, and obsession. . . . Recipes are included in Tervalon s clever, hair-raising gothic thriller, a novel readers will devour. --Booklist" "Tervalon creates a tangy tale of suspense spiked with fantasy and wrapped around a peppery investigation into the twisted complexities of race, sex, power, and obsession. . . . Recipes are included in Tervalon's clever, hair-raising gothic thriller, a novel readers will devour."--Booklist "Tervalon's impressive and long-awaited new novel draws you in to a modern-day labyrinth of fame, wealth, power, and, gradually, a secret core of iniquity. . . . It's a timely vision and a compulsively readable parable, at once both fantastic and true."--Frederick Reiken, author of Day for Night "Jervey Tervalon is a fantastic, brilliant and fearless writer, with a voice I would follow anywhere. . . . I straight-up loved this book."--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight "Tervalon's latest is masterful. He takes the kind of chances every writer dreams of. Monster's Chef is delicious reading."--Grace Octavia, Essence bestselling author of Should Have Known Better "Jervey Tervalon's fast-moving tale is sure to strike a tantalizing chord for anyone who could not stop following the excesses of one certain bizarre postracial soft-voiced entertainer with a penchent for childhood amusements."--Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander "Jervey Tervalon has a sick and original imagination--and I mean that in a good way."--Tayari Jones, author of Leaving Atlanta

ISBN: 9780062316202
ISBN-10: 0062316206
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10th June 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.34