The Interpretation of Cakes is like no other novel you have ever read and is one novel that you will never forget.
It’s 1916 and Isaak Brodsky has inherited his family’s patisserie in the Jewish quarter of Budapest. Here, in the midst of shelves overcrowded with marvellous, mouth-watering cakes, Isaak discovers that offering his customers the right cake leads to their spiritual growth and his own. And so, the twentieth century science of Cake-analysis is born.
This novel brings Budapest’s cafés, streets and people to life in a charming, joyous and irresistible romp through the beginnings of psychotherapy and the mysteries of the conscious and unconscious mind. Thinking, and indeed, eating cake, will never be the same again.