By Agnes Desarthe
At forty-three, Myriam has been a spouse, mom, and lover—but by no means a restauranteur. whilst she opens Chez Moi in a quiet local in Paris, she has no notion how one can run a enterprise, yet armed in simple terms along with her love of cooking, she is decided to attempt. slightly capable of pay the lease, Myriam secretly sleeps within the eating room and bathes within the kitchen sink, whereas suffering to return to phrases with the painful stories of her prior. yet quickly adequate her delectable food brings her many pals to Chez Moi, and Myriam unearths that she may perhaps get a moment likelihood at existence and love. Redolent with the points of interest, smells, and tastes of Paris, Chez Moi is a captivating tale that might entice the numerous readers who fell in love with Joanne Harris’s Chocolat and Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.
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Exactly. Seeing as you don’t have one, we can make it whenever we like. ’ My brother travels, a lot, and very well. He doesn’t get sea-sick and isn’t affected by jet lag. He never talks about it, doesn’t boast about it. I only know these admirable details because I’ve travelled with him in the past. ‘And now you’re home,’ I say, ‘so you ring me because I’m at your beck and call. You just have to ring and I come running, I even shut up my restaurant. ’ ‘Exactly. One evening off isn’t going to change anything.
It’s your own face that has appeared in the mirror, but by the time you realize this your blood has already run cold. It could be that this critical eye watching me is my own, it could be that the courtroom in which my trial is being held is my own conscience, my poor whipped conscience. But then, standing facing Vincent who recycles his rotting flowers by giving them to me, a second brilliant idea suddenly comes to me. This man’s doing a lot for me, I tell myself. He’s giving me inspiration. He’s my muse.
No I put all the money from the sale of the salon de thé into the Stock Market. I felt happier taking out a loan to buy this business,’ I say, to impress him. ‘Clever’, he says softly, sketching a wink. I’m beginning to like my new personality, that’s one of the difficulties with being so adaptable: any set-up will do. I don’t feel cramped in a businesswoman’s smart shoes. I have a sudden urge to talk to him about my family, the family that would suit my new personality: I would have a lawyer husband, five children - yes, it turns out we’re Catholic (quite modern, granted, but we do insist on certain values).
Chez Moi by Agnes Desarthe