Holiday In A Coma & Love Lasts Three Years

Holiday In A Coma & Love Lasts Three Years by Frederic Beigbeder
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ISBN
9780007228133
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
Dimensions
135 x 216mm

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One night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Federic Beigbeder, award-winning author of 'Windows on the World'.

Both novels, translated into English for the first time here, are narrated by Marc Marronier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an advertising executive, but concentrates much of his energy on frequenting the demimonde of Parisian clubs and bars. It's a world Beigbeder is all too familiar with, and his caustic observations are all the more accurate for it.

'Holiday in a Coma', Marc Marronier is invited by his old friend, an American DJ, to the opening of a new nightclub called The Shitter (a satirical take on the famous Paris nightclub, Les Bains Douche). Taking place over a single unforgettable night, the novel documents everything from the pit-bull bouncer on the door, to the drugs, cocktails and wannabes who frequent the club. Marc has set his sights on seducing a catwalk model -- any one will do -- and is trying to keep a clear head while all around are paying good money to lose theirs. A catalogue of degeneracy, drugs, sex and decibels, 'Holiday in a Coma' is written with fury and passion that reflect the author's own relationship with a world that he both loves and loathes.

In 'Love Lasts Three Years', our hero Marc has just been divorced and -- shallow opportunist that he is -- has decided to write a book about it. He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, and here -- while recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer apartments -- he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point. Both frightening and funny, the book reads like a dairy: sometimes tender and real, sometimes fantastical and cruel, peppered with Beigbeder's acerbic one-liners and trademark wit.
ISBN:
9780007228133
Publication Date:
02 / 07 / 2007
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
135 x 216mm

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