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From the award-winning, critically acclaimed, and bestselling author of Brick Lane , her long-awaited second novel, a stunning story about a man in crisis. Just as she did in Brick Lane , Monica Ali again brings read- ers into a rich and fascinating London subculture, this time the intoxicating world of chefs and kitchen denizen from every culture and class in London. Surrounded by the fading glory of the Imperial Hotel, embattled Executive...