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EAN : 9782260029793
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 198
Size : 130 x 205 mm
The Angels' Share

Release date : 07/09/2017
Writing about grief with humor and frivolity, yet without neglecting the depth of feeling, this comedy is a winning wager that celebrates life.

When Muriel, age sixty, dies in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, her son Maxime is left alone to organize the funeral. Caught unawares and unsettled by the absurd administrative formalities, Maxime doesn’t know what to do with her ashes. So he sets the urn in his shopping basket to take his mother to the...

When Muriel, age sixty, dies in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, her son Maxime is left alone to organize the funeral. Caught unawares and unsettled by the absurd administrative formalities, Maxime doesn’t know what to do with her ashes. So he sets the urn in his shopping basket to take his mother to the market one last time. Although this appears irreverent and incongruous, the idea isn’t to displease Muriel’s unresolved soul, whose voice only the reader can hear. Sometimes amused, sometimes melancholic, Muriel comments on Maxime’s actions and gestures, elucidating in passing the mysteries of an eventful family history. A moving tribute to the maternal figure, The Angels’ Share laughs at death with a philosophical twist.
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EAN : 9782260029793
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 198
Size : 130 x 205 mm
Julliard