Monday, January 9, 2017

The Little Paris Bookshop - day 2

Jean Perdu's parents are divorced. But they still have a relationship. Once a week Jean (who is getting close to 50) visits his father with messages and questions from his mother. The next day he visits his mother with communications from his father.

"Anything else?" asked Joaquin,... "She needs a new secondhand car. She wants you to look for one, but not some weird color like the last one." "Weird? It was white. Your mother. I ask you---" "Can your nice new girlfriend cook, Maman asks, or are you going to eat at hers on July 14?"
There is very little of his parents in the book but what is there is endearing.

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