French Fiction Review: Mon sommeil sera paisible, by Alain Absire

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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L'écume des jours

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ISBN: 9782356411440

Date: 2009

The protagonist, Colin, is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, and a healthy supply of doublezoons. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds Chloe in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry.

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