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Description - Waiting for Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut

An "oddball fairy tale" (The New York Times)-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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781982115302
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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