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    Consolation (Paperback) By (author) Anna Gavalda, Translated by Alison Anderson

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    DescriptionAn international bestseller and French publishing sensation Consolation is a dazzling, heartbreaking tale of one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. Charles Balanda is forty-seven; a successful architect, he is constantly on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the woman he once loved - Anouk, the tragically big-hearted mother of a childhood friend - his life begins to unravel until, one day, he finds himself on a Paris pavement covered in blood. But fate brings him one final chance to be happy in Kate, an enchanting young woman, herself damaged but fearless and in love with life. The resulting story is a triumphant, spellbinding and ultimately consoling novel about the power of a second chance.


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    Title
    Consolation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anna Gavalda, Translated by Alison Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099531920
    ISBN 10: 0099531925
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC22: 843.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in 1970, Anna Gavalda was a teacher whose collection of stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, shot her to fame (published in Vintage together with her novella, Someone I Loved). Her novel Hunting and Gathering (Ensemble c'est tout) was a bestseller in several countries, selling over two million copies, and was made into a film. Her books have been translated into thirty-six languages. The mother of two children, she lives and writes just outside Paris.
    Review quote
    "Too often the best European literature doesn't reach this island; here we have a little consolation" Waterstone's Books Quarterly "An absorbing tale... a gripping story that gallops along with un-put-downable speed" Mslexia "Despite an awkward start, it makes an uncomplicated, easily digestible, cheering read: so it's perhaps unsurprising that it became the best-selling French novel of 2008, moving over half a million copies and being translated into 32 languages" -- James Urquhart Independent "It is a confident author who works with a large cast of characters, and in many instances - notably the children - Gavalda nails it" -- Lee Randall The Scotsman "Gavalda's touching writing makes what could have been a melancholy text into a beautifully insightful novel." -- Eve Middleton Living France