Petronille

byAmelie NothombTranslated byAlison Anderson

October 16, 2015|
Petronille by Amelie Nothomb
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Amélie Nothomb is one of Europe''s most successful and talked about authors. Hygeine and the Assassin, her first published novel, became a phenomenon, occupying a unique position in the world of French and international fiction. Delightful and witty, Pétronille is further proof of Nothomb''s versatility and brilliance. 

With wry humor and a deceptively simple style, Pétronille tells an unusual story about twin abiding passions: one for champagne, and the other for a riotous friendship between her protagonist and Pétronille Fanto, a woman who refuses to drink alone. 

This is a funny, moving, "exotic" novel about travel, France, champagne, and, above all, about women''s friendship. The on-again/off-again friendship between Pétronille and the main character in the book, who happens to be a writer by the name of Amélie Nothomb, gives the story its verve and the novel its heart. This is literaryThelma & Louise, with a little bit of French panache and a whole lot of champagne thrown in. 


Amélie Nothomb was born in Japan of Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Since her debut on the French literary scene, she has published a novel a year, every year. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. Her books have been transla...
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Title:Petronille
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.24 X 5.3 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.24 X 5.3 X 0.4 in
Published:October 16, 2015
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609452902

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