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Boulevard Beausejour is a funny and touching novel of preconceptions and misconceptions with a serious undertone set in Paris and a Chateau in the Loire Valley.</P.
A successful thirty-something New York couple carry a sadness within them when they move to France. Alice has been recruited to take up a position as resident philosopher in an international Think Tank and Andy assumes a new role as her trailing spouse. Individually and together they encounter new circumstances, new people and new challenges. Love and romance; family and friendship; drinking and gambling run through Boulevard Beausejour.
Former art critic Andy has left one problem behind him in New York but brings two more with him. Not only does his past threaten his future as he is drawn back into the art world, but he seems intent on self-destruction. Alice, a born matchmaker, is attracting attention in her new job, and is unfailingly positive and supportive of her husband but is ultimately sorely tested. In the course of Boulevard Beausejour, Alice and Andy, individually and together, meet, among others, a resourceful hairdresser, a tarot card reading landlady (and her dog), a suave Parisian and an elegant Count - not to mention ghosts, basset hounds, a wild pig and a mischievous parrot. The arrival of Alice’s parents from the mid-west on their first visit to Europe poses more problems and tests the assumptions of many who meet them.
Boulevard Beausejour is a comic and sharply observed novel unafraid to illuminate a difficult issue while delighting in a flourishing romance between two people who believed such feelings were in their pasts.
bound: 224 pages
publisher: Green Dragon Books (April 3, 2017)
isbn: 1623860504, 978-1623860509,
weight: 14.1 ounces (