Chez Moi, Paperback


Myriam's decision to open a restaurant in her Paris flat is characteristically unexpected and transforms her life in a curious way.

For six years, Myriam has been living in self-imposed exile, cut off from her cool, reserved husband and from her son, and the opening night of Chez Moi is typically desolate.

But little by little, Myriam's mouth-watering dishes draw people in, first the florist from across the road, followed by the school children tempted by a four-euro lunch, and then Ben, the most unflappable and devoted of waiters.

As the restaurant sizzles towards success, figures and feelings from Myriam's past also begin to emerge, gradually re-awakening her appetite for life, both the bitter parts and the sweet.

Simmering with stories, recipes, observations and dreams, "Chez Moi" serves up a painfully adult story, with an irresistible sprinkling of wonder and magic.




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