Friday, March 19, 2021

Beginning ~ in the vineyards

It happened in the middle of a brightly moonlit night in the Beaujolais vineyards.  The official account ran over four typed pages in triplicate.
Vintage 1954 ~ by Antoine Laurain, translated by Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce, 2018 (translation 2019), fiction (France)
"This delightfully entertaining comic novel is genuinely heart warming stuff. ... Laurain, who has always liked to explore the absurd aspects of life, a very French literary trait, truly gives free rein to his imagination.  The result is a romantic tale of time travelling and affairs of the heart that leaves you feeling a bit better about the world (the world as it could be, not as it is)." — quoted from NB, a literary magazine

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click here for other book beginnings.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I'm ready for a funny book. I would love to give this one a try. My books this week is HAMNET

Juli Rahel said...

I absolutely love that cover, it feels so "French" if that makes sense? I also like the tone of the beginning, I hope it remains as fun! I hope you have a lovely week and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

Roberta Gibson said...

That beginning really makes me want to read on to find out what that's all about. Great hook.