Recipes for Sad Women by Hector AbadRecipes for Sad Women by Hector Abad

Recipes for Sad Women

byHector AbadTranslated byAnne Mclean

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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No one knows the recipe for happiness – and yet Héctor Abad has given us a whole volume. His recipes, at times bizarre, at times wise, can cure almost anything – although the ingredients are not always easy to come by. "Cauliflower in the mist" is protection against melancholy, seasoned with salty tears; and the right preparation of lobster and cutlet can have extraordinary effects on the human mind.
With subtle wit and irony, Abad gives practical advice on how to eschew sadness, attract joy and retain delight.

Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Héctor Abad Faciolince (b. 1958) is a novelist, poet, essayist, editor and translator. He won the Colombian National Short Story Prize at the age of twenty-one and has twice won the Símon Bolívar Prize for journalism. In 1987, his father was murdered by Colombian paramilitaries and Abad was forced into exile, moving first to Spain and ...
Title:Recipes for Sad WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.5 × 4.8 × 0.6 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Steerforth PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906548633

ISBN - 13:9781906548636

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Editorial Reviews

"I store up what I have read by Héctor Abad like spherical, polished, luminous little balls of bread, ready for when I have to walk through a vast forest in the night-time." - Manuel Rivas

"This is a book that quietly knows what it is to be human, and to bridge, or reconcile, the gap between body and mind." - Nicholas Lezard, Guardian