Four adult siblings reconnect on a brief adventure through the Loire Valley in this international-bestselling novel by the beloved French author of Billie.Simon and his two sisters, Garance and Lola, flee their cousin's dull wedding--and Simon's judgmental wife--to visit their younger brother, Vincent, who is working as a guide at a ch teau in the heart of the enchanting Tours countryside. For a few hours, they forget about kids, spouses, and work, and lose themselves in a day of laughter, teasing, and memories. Then, as simply and as spontaneously as the adventure began, it ends. All four return to their everyday lives, carrying with them the magic of their brief reunion. They are stronger now, and happier, for having rediscovered the ties that bind them.
Anna Gavalda's international-bestselling novel has been published in more than forty languages. A lighthearted and funny parable about escaping the past to find the future, French Leave is a tribute to sibling relationships, local Loire wines, and the art of being together.
Author: Anna Gavalda
Publisher: Europa Editions
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.20w x 0.50d
Age Range: 18-UP
About the Author
Born in Paris in 1970, Anna Gavalda published her first work in 1999 while working as a high school French teacher. Her first published work was the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, which sold over half a million copies in her native France and was published in the US by Penguin in 2003. Gavalda has since published three novels, all of which have become bestsellers across Europe. Her first novel, Someone I Loved, was adapted to film in 2009 and her novel Hunting and Gathering was made into a film starring Audrey Tatou and Daniel Auteil. Gavalda's novels and short stories have been translated into over forty languages. She lives in Paris.
Alison Anderson is the author of the novels Hidden Latitudes and Darwin's Wink. Her translations for Europa Editions include four books by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Amélie Nothomb's bestselling novels, and Muriel Barbery's New York Times bestselling novel, The Elegance of the Hedgehog.