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French Rhapsody

byAntoine Laurain

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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Praise forThe Red Notebook:An endearing love story written in beautifully poetic prose. It is an enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity."-San Francisco Book ReviewPraise forThe President's Hat:"Its gentle satirical humor reminded me of Jacques Tati's classic films."-Library Journal"Irresistibly whimsical, possessed of wit somewhere between that of Alan Bennett's inThe Uncommon Readerand Muriel Barbery's inThe Elegance of the Hedgehog, and thoroughly entertaining"-The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake CityAntoine Laurain's new novel combines his trademark charm with a satirical take on modern France.Middle-aged doctor Alain Massoulier has received a life-changing letter-thirty-three years too late.Lost in the Paris postal system for decades, the letter from Polydor, dated 1983, offers a recording contract to The Holograms, in which Alain played lead guitar.Back then The Holograms had believed in their cutting-edge sound. However, the music industry remained indifferent, and eventually the band split up, each going their own way.Alain is overcome by nostalgia, and is tempted to track down the members of the group. But in a world where everything and everyone has changed . . . where will his quest take him?Antoine Laurainis a Parisian screenwriter, antiques collector and the author of six novels, three of which are available in English.The President's Hatwas a 2013 ABA Indies Introduce choice. "

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Antoine Laurain is an author who was born in Paris in 1970. He is an antiques collector, screenwriter, and the author of four novels. His title, The President's Hat, is set in the Mitterand years, and won the Prix Landerneau Découvertes and the Prix Relay in 2012. The idea for this story came from Laurain leaving his hat behind in a ca...
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Title:French RhapsodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 0.56 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Gallic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910477303

ISBN - 13:9781910477304

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'An endearing love story written in beautifully poetic prose. It is an enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity.' San Francisco Book Review'This is the perfect little novel with two of the best ingredients: Paris and a bookstore' San Francisco Chronicle'Flawlessly written, it does everything just right and, at the end, leaves a smile of satisfaction. "This tender and charming romance, written with characteristic Gallic flair, is part mystery and part love story.' Foreword Reviews'This is a warm whimsical romantic cozy in which the location and the support cast bring plausibility to Laurent's quest that will remind the audience of the movie Serendipity.' Midwest Bookreview'This book is pure pleasure. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.' Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfields, Sebastapol, California'I loved this book.'Conrad Silverberg, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin'I loved it! As soon as I finished I wanted to discuss it with someone.'Barb Schmidt, Books & Co, Dayton, Ohio'Don't miss this charming French confection of a novel? with a wit somewhere between Bennett's in The Uncommon Reader and Barbery's in Elegance of the Hedgehog ? thoroughly entertaining. I loved it.'Betsy Burton, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah"