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  • Published: 27 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141924021
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Cleaving



What Julie did next: A story of marriage, meat and obsession from the author of Julie & Julia

Julie Powell spent a year cooking her way through Julia Child's impossible Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her experiences were recorded in the hilarious bestselling book and film Julie and Julia. But what she did next took even adventurous Julie by surprise.

She trained as a butcher.

Apprenticed at Fleisher's, she cut, chopped, hammered, sliced and cleaved her way through herds of meat; got splattered in gore; grew big muscles; and showed she had what it took to make it as a woman in a man's world. At the same time she embarked on a passionate, red-blooded affair that threatened her marriage, and, at times, her sanity.

Cleaving is a riveting memoir of love, marriage and meat.

  • Published: 27 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141924021
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Julie Powell

After a misspent youth involving dead-end jobs and questionable decisions, Julia Powell, author of Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, has found her calling as a writer-cum-butcher. She lives in Long Island City, Queens, when she isn't in Kingston, New York, cutting up animals.

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Praise for Cleaving

Since her year spent cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, recounted in Julie & Julia, Julie Powell's mind has turned to meat. Cleaving follows Powell as she learns to butcher, and the process is inspired by, and dovetails with, a personal story - this time of her overcoming an affair that threatens her marriage. Pleasures of the flesh, indeed

Vogue

Powell's hectic, confiding style is the literary equivalent of a girly evening of dirty gossip over a bottle or five of Sauvignon blanc...her narrative is vivid, well-structured, intense and moving

Daily Mail

A remarkable confessional of butchery and adultery

Harper's Bazaar

Highly readable . . . beautiful writing, effortlessly filling pages with virtuoso descriptions of animal slaughter and human travail

Sunday Times

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