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ISBN-10: 0374534225
ISBN-13: 9780374534226
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 06/24/2014
Dimensions: 7.40" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H

Mood Indigo

Translator: Stanley Chapman

Paperback

Price: $16.00

Overview

The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as the most poignant love story of our time by Raymond Queneau

The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive.
First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Recently voted number ten on Le Monde‘s list of the 100 Books of the Century (the top ten also included works by Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian’s novel has been an icon of French literature for fifty years–the avant-garde, populist masterpiece by one of twentieth-century Paris’s most intriguing cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of revolutionary young people, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, sexy, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. With the help of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it is set to seduce many, many more.

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"This is a great novel . . . Your heart will be broken. You will be confused and confounded. You will laugh aloud. And at least for a time, however hard you try, your own world will refuse to be what you think it is." –James Sallis, author of Drive, in the Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Details

ISBN-10: 0374534225
ISBN-13: 9780374534226
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 06/24/2014
Dimensions: 7.40" L, 5.00" W, 0.50" H
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