I have heard this book described as both fearless and visceral. I would add seductive and undeniable.
Gabrielle Hamilton's writing is controlled, creative and straightforward. Her storytelling is evocative and it is so easy to lose yourself in it that the moments of travel or reminiscence end with a physical jolt as her thoughts are jarred out of their flights into the world of face-melting heat and sharp, real odors.
The world and its roads and restaurant tables and hunger and trains and stubborn persistance have never felt quite so tangible from the pages of a book as they do when I sit down to dine with this one.
Recommended by Jonesey.