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Consolation Consolation La Consolante Was The Bestselling French Novel In , With Sales Of Over Half A Million Copies And Translations Into Thirty Two Languages Darker And Complex Than Hunting And Gathering Ensemble, C Est Tout , But Just As Dazzling, The Second Novel By The Enchantress Anna Gavalda Tells A Heartbreaking, Unusual Story About One Man, Two Remarkable Women And An Unforgettable Transvestite A Year Old Successful Architect Hears About The Death Of A Woman, Whom He Once Loved Anouk, The Tragically Big Hearted Mother Of A Childhood Friend And His Life Starts To Unravel Charles Seems To Have Everything, But Turns His Back On The Present To Go In Search Of Her Past And His Childhood, Falling A Long Way Down One Day He Finds Himself On A Paris Pavement Covered In His Own Blood But, As The Title Suggests, Fate Holds Out A Final Chance Of Consolation When, Far From His Parisian Milieu, He Meets Kate, An Enchanting Young Woman, Herself Damaged But Fearless And In Love With Life Alive With Wit And Vivid Observation, Sparkling Dialogue And Brilliant Characters, This Is A Triumphant, Spellbinding, Finally Consoling Novel About Life, Love And Second Chances The French Title Is What Players Of Boules Call The Consolation Play Off Match Between The Losers

About the Author: Anna Gavalda

Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award winning novelist.Referred to by Voici magazine as a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker , Anna Gavalda was born in an upper class suburb of Paris While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title Je voudrais que quelqu un m attende quelque part that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, sellingthan three quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the 2000 Grand Prix RTL Lire The book was translated into numerous languages including in English and sold in twenty seven countries It was published to acclaim in North America in 2003 as I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere The book received much praise and is a library and school selection worldwide in several languages.Gavalda s first novel, Je l aimais Someone I Loved was published in France in February 2002 and later that year in English Inspired by the failure of her own marriage, it too was a major literary success and a bestseller and was followed by the short 96 pages juvenile novel 35 kilos d espoir 95 Pounds of Hope that she said she wrote to pay tribute to those of my students who were dunces in school but otherwise fantastic people.In 2004, her third novel, Ensemble c est tout, focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house a struggling young artist who works as an office cleaner at night, a young aristocrat misfit, a cook, and an elderly grandmother The 600 page book is a bestseller in France and has been translated into English as Hunting and Gathering.As of 2007, her three books have soldthan 3 million copies in France Ensemble c est tout was made into a successful movie in 2007 by Claude Berri, with Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet The adaptation of her first novel, Je l aimais, with Daniel Auteuil and Marie Jos e Croze, was filmed in 2009 by Zabou Breitman.Divorced, and the mother of two, Gavalda lives in the city of Melun, Seine et Marne, about 50 km southeast of Paris In addition to writing novels, she also contributes to Elle magazine.

10 thoughts on “Consolation

  1. says:

    This one is hard to read from the beginning I wanted to put this book downthan once but as I was waiting for my connecting flight at the airport and had no other book on hand I kept on reading for a few hours and am so happy about it This book gets you and is such a book about love love and love And about a midlife c

  2. says:

    This book tortured me for about 2 weeks No, it s brilliant, it s captivating, but it hits right in the weakest point of the reader This book is about each of us and none of us Characters Charles his work in Moscow, how funny, how sad I love Gavalda s books but so far this is the one I m endlessly in love with her style Short

  3. says:

    This is a rather odd book It reminds me of Elizabeth Goudge and Rumer Godden because nothing really seems to happen but there s a story there that s awfully compelling This is a story about life falling apart and coming together About life and death and living despite being dead and the slow decaying death that is a meaningless life o

  4. says:

    While I always enjoy Anna Gavalda s books, this is perhaps my least favourite so far Charles, while reasonably likeable, did not grab me as the central protagonist, and the sudden shift into bucolic fantasy in the last third of the book felt so whimsical that it was ridiculous Both Kate and Anouk read as Manic Dream Pixie Girls rather than cha

  5. says:

    The plot of Consolation is essentially this a man falls headlong into a mid life crisis after learning of the death of a childhood friend But as always seems to be the case with Anna Gavalda, her books are not about plot but about characters She creates people who are so rich and multifaceted that they seem farreal than imaginary Consolation is a beaut

  6. says:

    Like many others have already commented, the first half was very difficult to read The author challenged the reader, no question about it.But the story was with me long time after I had finished reading the book, it had a lot to tell me.

  7. says:

    its so weird to see oneself in a book.

  8. says:

    This book is so well splashed with tears and bathwater that I couldn t loan it out, even if I wanted to.

  9. says:

    Tried to read thisbook several times trough the years but I could never get into the story, and after the 4th try I finished it but still the story dident grasp get 2 10 stars.

  10. says:

    OK, I can t go on reading this It s just dire I didn t expect it to be a masterpiece, but I bought it cheap paperback fortunately because I enjoyed Ensemble c est Tout it was a pleasant, undemanding read Many of the reviews on .fr said that the first 300 pages were hard going, but it got better Well, yes, they were hard going But then it got worse.Some French reviewers whinged about the grammar a

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