The Oysters of Locmariaquer

by Eleanor Clark

On Sale: 05/09/2006

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

by Eleanor Clark

On Sale: 05/09/2006

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National Book Award

About the Book

Winner of the National Book Award

“What an elegant book this is, starting with that most elegant of creatures, the Belon oyster. . . . [Clark’s] fantastic blending of science and art, history and journalism, brings the appetite back for life and literature both.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called les plates ("the flat ones"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, The Oysters of Locmariaquer is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060887421
  • ISBN 10: 0060887427
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 05/09/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • BISAC2 : NATURE / Animals / Marine Life
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / History
  • BISAC4 : NATURE / Animals / Fish
  • BISAC5 : SCIENCE / Natural History
  • BISAC6 : HISTORY / Historical Geography
  • BISAC7 : NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
  • BISAC8 : NATURE / Animals / Wildlife
  • BISAC9 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Marine Biology
  • BISAC10 : TRAVEL / Europe / France

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