The French Father

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Author(s): Alain Elkann
Original Publish Date: Jan 29, 2013
Product Number: EB00478930
Released: Jul 23, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781908968609
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Description

The French Father centres on a dialogue between two men buried alongside each other in the Parisian cemetery of Montparnasse - now companions in the afterlife. One man, the author's father, is strict, upper middle class, and a firm believer in the values and principles of the grande bourgeoisie. The other is the artist Roland Topor, screenwriter of Polanski's The Tenant - unconventional, exuberant and creative. Elkann finds harmony in the clashing proximity of his stern father and the unruly artist. What might have been a story of grief becomes one of peaceful vitality united through a shared inheritance and faith.

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