The indomitable spirit of Kabul Beauty School meets the joyous resilience of What Is the What in this soaring debut novel, where one woman takes the bitter and renders it sweet--and shares the healing lessons about life that food can teach.
In a Rwanda struggling to heal from a civil war, in a vibrant community ravaged by AIDS, people from all walks of life come to see Angel Tungaraza. They come to order a cake--as a gift, for celebration, or simply to remember. But they stay to share their stories of loss and pain, of hope and redemption. And from their stories, Angel draws the ingredients she needs to craft a cake that will forever change their lives.