Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome
by
 
King, Crystal, author.

Title
Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome

Author
King, Crystal, author.

ISBN
9781501145131
 
9781501145148

Physical Description
406 pages ; 24 cm

Abstract
"Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King's seminal debut features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius's household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia, whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Apicius-Fiction.

Subject Term
Gastronomy -- Rome -- Fiction.
 
Gourmets -- Rome -- Fiction.
 
Cooking, Roman -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Fiction.

Genre
Historical fiction. gsafd

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Touchstone, 2017.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookKING32530609245111Main JCPLAdult Fiction Area