The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles


By (author) Katherine Pancol, Translated by William Rodarmor, Translated by Helen Dickinson

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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 434 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 193mm x 36mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 19 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0143121553
  • ISBN 13: 9780143121558
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 29,280

Product description

"Le Divorce" meets "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Josephine Cortes is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two--confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoe--is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Josephine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all--a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a tres chic Paris address--but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Josephine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well--that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

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Author information

Katherine Pancol is one of France's best-known contemporary authors, with millions of copies of her books in print in thirty languages. She lives in Paris.

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"This multilayered well-paced tale will delight you with its entertaining cast of characters and madcap adventures from Paris to the wilds of Africa." --Katharine Davis, author of "Capturing Paris" "Pancol deftly manages the constellation of characters in a cleareyed, warmly funny tale." --"Kirkus"