The oysters of Locmariaquer

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HarperPerennial ModernClassics,
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2006.
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English
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Winner of the National Book Award

“[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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