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The Resource Waiting for Bojangles : a novel, Olivier Bourdeaut ; translated by Regan Kramer

Waiting for Bojangles : a novel, Olivier Bourdeaut ; translated by Regan Kramer

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Waiting for Bojangles : a novel
Title
Waiting for Bojangles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Bourdeaut ; translated by Regan Kramer
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The runaway international bestseller-shortlisted for one of France's highest literary prizes-a dark, funny, and wholly charming novel about a young boy and his eccentric family who grapple with the realities of mental illness in unique and whimsical ways. A young boy lives with his madcap parents, Louise and George, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment, where the unopened mail rises in a tower by the door, the bird acts like a member of the family, and his parents dance to Nina Simone's mellifluous classic Mister Bojangles. As his mother, mesmerizing and unpredictable, descends deeper into mental illness, it is up to the boy and his father to keep her safe and, when that fails, happy. Fleeing Paris for a country home in Spain, they come to understand that some of the most radiant people bear the heaviest burdens. Told from the perspective of a young boy who idolizes his parents and from George's journals, detailing the epic love story with his wife, this charming, heartbreaking gem of a novel will stay with you long after the final page. As we read, their love story becomes ours"--
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10762995
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TOH
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1980-
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Bourdeaut, Olivier
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kramer, Regan
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True
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  • Mental illness
  • Families
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
general
Label
Waiting for Bojangles : a novel, Olivier Bourdeaut ; translated by Regan Kramer
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781501145919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1084441674
Label
Waiting for Bojangles : a novel, Olivier Bourdeaut ; translated by Regan Kramer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781501145919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1084441674

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