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    DescriptionThe world of Mood Indigo is a stained-glass cartoon kind of a place, where the piano dispenses cocktails, the kitchen mice dance to the sound of sunbeams, and the air is three parts jazz. Colin is a wealthy young aristocrat, a slim, innocent creature who loves easily. The instant he sees Chloe, bass drums thump inside his shirt, and soon the two are married. Typically generous, Colin gives a quarter of his fortune to his best friend Chick so he can marry Chloe's friend Alyssum. But a lily grows in Chloe's lung, and Colin must spend his remaining fortune on the only available treatment: surrounding her daily with fresh flowers. Chick squanders his share of Colin's money on rare editions of Jean Pulse Heartre, and Alyssum decides her only recourse is to murder the philosopher whose books are ruining her husband. Chick and Colin's money woes force them to sacrifice their carefree lives to soul-crushing work, and even the suicidal mice wear themselves out trying to restore the lustre to the kitchen tiles.


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    Title
    Mood Indigo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Boris Vian
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846689772
    ISBN 10: 1846689775
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Libri: FRAN9710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 843.914
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Boris Vian (1920-1959) was a French writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. Best remembered for L'Ecume des jours (translated into English by Stanley Chapman as Froth on the Daydream and renamed Mood Indigo to tie in with the film), Vian's work is characterised by the dazzling wordplay and surreal plots which made him a cult figure in 1960s France and beyond.
    Review quote
    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. LA Times The most heartbreakingly poignant modern love story ever written -- Raymond Queneau