For the adwentoursomme…
Today we are happy to announce the release of our twentieth title, Crandolin, by Anna Tambour, a book which very much deserves the distinction. Set in Literaturnaya typeface, with a matte laminate jacket and back and front cover art from Christopher Conn Askew, Crandolin is a dizzyingly tall tale of mediaeval cookbooks, heraldic beasts, time anomalies, railways, secret recipes for helva and moustaches, music, food, maidens in towers, science, superstition… and a donkey. Please purchase your one-way ticket on the Crandolin Express here.
We couldn’t fit all the praise so far received for Crandolin on the back cover, so here are a couple of quotes that we did not manage to include:
Epicurean fantasy at its finest. Crandolin is an uncanny mating of passion and precision: that Anna Tambour is billed as ‘author’ and not ‘magician’ belies the virtuosity with which she coaxes a whirlwind of gluttonous carnality into her scintillatingly intricate narrative web.
- Rachel Edidin
For gourmands literary and culinary, Tambour is always a treat, and Crandolin is Tambour at her best. Bold and subtle, rich and delicate, this is fiction to savour, fiction to sustain the soul.
- Hal Duncan
Please note, at the time of writing, some Amazon sites are listing waiting times of up to 8 weeks to order Crandolin. This figure should go down soon. If you are concerned about receiving the book in time for Christmas, however, the Book Depository, which has free worldwide delivery, is already stocking the book and promises dispatch within 48 hours. We are also hoping to release a hardback edition of Crandolin. As yet there is no definite schedule for this, but news will follow as soon as we have any concrete details. And now, details of this month’s prize draw:
Prize Draw for uniquely inscribed copy of Crandolin
The prize this month is a uniquely inscribed copy of Crandolin. Here are the rules for anyone unfamiliar with them: To be entered for this draw, please sign up here to our mailing list (or using the ‘Free updates’ widget on our home page) and send an e-mail with the subject heading ‘borscht borscht borscht’ to info at chomupress dot com. If you are already on our mailing list, of course there is no need to sign up again – simply send an e-mail with the ‘borscht borscht borscht’ subject heading to the address mentioned. Only one entry allowed per person. Deadline for draw, the 30th of November.
Those on our mailing list can also expect exclusive interviews from Chômu authors. The next interview will be with D.F. Lewis, author of Nemonymous Night.