Sacre Bleu (Large Print)

Sacre Bleu (Large Print)

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"Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of that word."
--Carl Hiassen

"[Moore's novels] deftly blend surreal, occult, and even science-fiction doings with laugh-out-loud satire of contemporary culture."
--Washington Post

"If there's a funnier writer out there, step forward."

Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular, New York Times bestselling satirist whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls, "Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination" has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death...even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus! Now, in his latest masterpiece, Sacre Bleu, the immortal Moore takes on the Great French Masters. A magnificent "Comedy d'Art" from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore's Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed "suicide" of Vincent van Gogh.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 578 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 703.06g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062088610
  • 9780062088611
  • 612,264

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Christopher Moore s new novel blends diligently researched art history smoothly with his fevered, fiendish imagination. --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on SACRE BLEU"
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It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigmentdesired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the super natural. It is . . .Sacre Bleu

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield andshot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the heightof his creative powers try to take his life . . . and then walk amile to a doctor's house? Who was the crooked little "colorman" Vincent claimed was stalking him? And why had Vincentrecently become terrified of a certain shade of blue?

These questions confront baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessardand bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as they seek the truthof their friend's untimely death, a quest that will lead them on asurreal odyssey through late 19th-century Paris.

A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and arthistory--with can-can girls, baguettes, and fine Frenchcognac thrown in for good measure--Sacre Bleu is anothermasterpiece from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.
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