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The Cheffe

Like a great meal, THE CHEFFE leaves us pleasantly sated but still wanting more.

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Review of ‘The Cheffe’

It seems unlikely that the Goncourt Prize-winning author Marie NDiaye set out to be the Camus of cuisine, but her latest novel, The Cheffe, brings to mind a number of parallels with the much-revered 1942 French novel The Stranger. First of all, its narrative is laid out in the first person, entirely in flashback. Second,…

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