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The Resource The general's cook : a novel, Ramin Ganeshram

The general's cook : a novel, Ramin Ganeshram

Label
The general's cook : a novel
Title
The general's cook
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ramin Ganeshram
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington's chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess in the kitchen and rewarded far over and above even white servants, Hercules is enslaved in a city where most black Americans are free. Even while he masterfully manages his kitchen and the lives of those in and around it, Hercules harbors secrets-- including the fact that he is learning to read and that he is involved in a dangerous affair with Thelma, a mixed-race woman, who, passing as white, works as a companion to the daughter of one of Philadelphia's most prestigious families. Eventually Hercules' carefully crafted intrigues fall apart and he finds himself trapped by his circumstance and the will of George Washington. Based on actual historical events and people, The General's Cook , will thrill fans of The Hamilton Affair, as they follow Hercules' precarious and terrifying bid for freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ganeshram, Ramin,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A457
LC item number
G46 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hercules
  • Washington, George
  • Slaves
  • Cooks
  • African American cooks
  • United States
Label
The general's cook : a novel, Ramin Ganeshram
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781628729771
Lccn
2018040827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1052785021
  • (OCoLC)1052785021
  • 2417434
Label
The general's cook : a novel, Ramin Ganeshram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781628729771
Lccn
2018040827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1052785021
  • (OCoLC)1052785021
  • 2417434

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