The Dishwasher

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Pub Date: 08/20/2019

Pages: 464

Publisher: Biblioasis

Imprint: Biblioasis

ISBN 13: 9781771962698

ISBN 10: 1771962690

Price: $16.95 / $22.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Literary

The Dishwasher

By Stéphane Larue, Pablo Strauss

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

A NEW YORK TIMES NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK

A NOW MAGAZINE BEST BOOK TO READ FOR SUMMER 2019

It’s October in Montreal, 2002, and winter is coming on fast. Past due on his first freelance gig and ensnared in lies to his family and friends, a graphic design student with a gambling addiction goes after the first job that promises a paycheck: dishwasher at the sophisticated La Trattoria. Though he feels out of place in the posh dining room, warned by the manager not to enter through the front and coolly assessed by the waitstaff in their tailored shirts, nothing could have prepared him for the tension and noise of the kitchen, or the dishpit’s clamor and steam. Thrust on his first night into a roiling cast of characters all moving with the whirlwind speed of the evening rush, it’s not long before he finds himself in over his head once again. A vivid, magnificent debut, with a soundtrack by Iron Maiden, The Dishwasher plunges us into a world in which everyone depends on each other—for better and for worse.

About the Book

Hyperrealist 21st century bildungsroman about a dishwasher fighting a gambling addiction. Anthony Bourdain meets Dostoyevsky, with metalhead appeal.

Author

Stéphane Larue was born in Longueuil in 1983. He received a master's in comparative literature at L'Université de Montréal and has worked in the restaurant industry for the past fifteen years. He lives in Montréal. The Dishwasher is his first book.