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Description - The First Thing You See by Gregoire Delacourt

Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your front door to find a distraught Hollywood starlet standing in front of you. This is what happens to Arthur Dreyfuss in the village of Long, population 687 inhabitants.

But although feigning an American accent, this woman is not all that she seems. For her name is Jeanine Foucamprez, and her story is very different from the glamorous life of a star. Arthur is not all he seems, either; a lover of poetry with a darker past than one might imagine, he has learnt to see beauty in the mundane.

THE FIRST THING YOU SEE is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780297871026
ISBN-10: 0297871021
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gregoire Delacourt

Gregoire Delacourt was born in Valenciennes in 1960. His first novel, L'ECRIVAIN DE LA FAMILLE, was published in 2011 and won five literary prizes, including the PRIX MARCEL PAGNOL and the PRIX RIVE GAUCHE. He is the author of THE LIST OF MY DESIRES, a runaway No.1 bestseller in France, with rights sold in 27 countries. His most recent novel - forthcoming in English translation in 2016 - has been longlisted for the PRIX GONCOURT. Gregoire lives in Paris, where he runs an advertising agency with his wife.

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