The Fly-Truffler by Gustaf Sobin

The Fly-Truffler

Gustaf Sobin

This is a book rich in smells and language - an intriguing mix of romance and earthiness.

Extract

The truffles he unearthed had already begun rotting from all the prolonged dampness. They were soft to the touch and rancid to the scent. He'd have to go on waiting ... for the temperatures to drop and a fresh generation of truffles to ripen ....

It wasn't until late December that Cabassac managed to uproot a perfectly healthy, pungent, hundred-and-fifty gram 'black diamond'.

Parallels
  • Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply - the film

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