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The carousel of desire / Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor.

The carousel of desire / Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor.
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ISBN 9781609453466 (paperback)
1609453468 (paperback)
Name Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel author.
Uniform title Perroquets de la place d'Arezzo. English
Title The carousel of desire / Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor.
Published New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, [2016]
©2016
Description 662 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes Translation of: Les perroquets de la place d'Arezzo.
Summary Celebrated short-story writer, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's (The Most Beautiful Book in the World) first full-length novel to appear in English is a literary tour de force, a magnificent cathedral of contemporary eroticism. The Carousel of Desire is a sexual and romantic saga told with a master storyteller's feel for character and plot and a philosopher's abiding preoccupation with what makes life truly worthwhile. With tenderness and infectious delight, Schmitt tells an exuberant tale about class and community and about the vastness of human experience. Schmitt's love of coincidence and serendipity is surpassed only by his affection for his flawed, all-too-human characters: Zachary Bidermann, the powerful European Union commissioner; Faustina, the fashionable book publicist; François-Maxime de Couvigne, the happily married banker with more than a few secrets; Marcelle, enamored with a handsome illegal immigrant; Miss Beauvert, who makes love with her parrot, Copernicus. These and many more unforgettable characters animate this story of simmering desire and the antics of the mischievous and playful god, Eros. Schmitt's inclusive, affirming vision of human sexuality is refreshingly free of moral judgement, yet enriched by an understanding of the complex ethics of human relationships and the redemptive power of love.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subjects Love-letters -- Fiction
Sex -- Fiction
Brussels (Belgium) -- Fiction
Genre Romance fiction
Erotic fiction
Other Names Curtis, Howard, 1949- translator.
Gregor, Katherine translator.
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