Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art

by Christopher Moore

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 3, 2012 | Hardcover

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A rollicking tale that features special printed map endpapers and more than two dozen masterpieces of art throughout the book, Sacré Bleu is better than a day at the museum!

It is the color of the Virgin Mary''s cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural. It is . . .

Sacré Bleu

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his own life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor''s house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue?

These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent''s friends-baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec-who vow to discover the truth about van Gogh''s untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late nineteenth-century Paris.

Oh là là, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history-with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure-Sacré Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.69 × 2.51 × 0.55 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061779741

ISBN - 13: 9780061779749

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art

by Christopher Moore

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.69 × 2.51 × 0.55 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061779741

ISBN - 13: 9780061779749

About the Book

A new masterpiece from a repeat "New York Times" bestselling author--a study in contrasts that is at once a thriller, a mystery, and a comedy, set in fin de sicle France and featuring a colorful cast of characters.

From the Publisher

A rollicking tale that features special printed map endpapers and more than two dozen masterpieces of art throughout the book, Sacré Bleu is better than a day at the museum!

It is the color of the Virgin Mary''s cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural. It is . . .

Sacré Bleu

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his own life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor''s house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue?

These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent''s friends-baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec-who vow to discover the truth about van Gogh''s untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late nineteenth-century Paris.

Oh là là, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history-with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure-Sacré Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.

About the Author

Christopher Moore was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1957. He studied at Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, an insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a DJ. His books include Demonkeeping, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Nun, Lamb, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Fool.

Editorial Reviews

?A page-turner?. Your ?Lear? can be rusty or completely unread to appreciate this new perspective on the Shakespearean tragedy. That is if you enjoy a whole lot of silly behind the scenes of your tragedies.? (Valdosta Times (Georgia) on FOOL)
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