Physics professor Zee writes about how to understand the menus in Chinese restaurants, explaining the characters, what they mean, and the colorful stories behind the names of various dishes. Anne Tyler (in the Washington Post) called Swallowing Clouds "a study of the very nature of Chinese culture. Zee has a quirky, personal style that draws the reader in."
This is a used copy in acceptable condition with some general wear throughout, including some discoloration to the cover and a black marker swipe to the bottom page ends.
By A. Zee. Paperback. 376 pages. Published by Simon & Schuster, 1990.