Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love
by Lara Vapnyar
$20.00 List Price
Like Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, whose nameless protagonist proclaims, “I yam what I yam,” and Amy Tan’s choreography of labored meals in pointed contrast to American fast food, Lara Vapnyar’s new story collection, Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love, employs food—the buying, cooking, storing, eating, and ordering of it—to examine fractured identities.
In this slim volume, Vapnyar returns to the story form—her