Bonjour Tristesse
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Bonjour Tristesse

By (author) Francoise Sagan , Translated by Irene Ash , Introduction by Diane Johnson

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Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cecile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cecile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cecile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences.The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing."

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 124.46 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • 01 Jun 2008
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061440795
  • 9780061440793
  • 102,165

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