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The general's cook : a novel / Ramin Ganeshram.

Ganeshram, Ramin, (author.).
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  • 6 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC GAN (Text) 36803001073761 FICTION Checked out 12/18/2018
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville F Gan (Text) 32604000225758 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 813 GANESHRA (Text) 9781628729771S On Order On order -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC GAN (Text) 37323005366359 NEW-BKS Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/FIC (Text) NCSTL9781628729771 On Order On order -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ16454 (Text) NWBRG16454 New Materials On order -
North Madison Co PL - Frankton Comm. Library FIC GAN (Text) 30419200616808 Adult Fiction In process -
Peabody PL - Columbia City LEASED FICTION GANESHRAM (Text) 30403002337780 Adult - Fiction Bestseller Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC Ganeshra (Text) 31208912613868 new fiction Available -
Warren PL - Warren FIC GAN (Text) 33450000608248 Adult Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781628729771
  • ISBN: 1628729775
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-320).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Hercules (Chef) > Fiction.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Fiction.
Slaves > Fiction.
United States > History > 1783-1815 > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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