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Antoine Laurain The President’s Hat Come for the author! Stay for the book! Frenchman Antoine Laurain is touring the USA to talk about his “1980s fairytale for grown-ups.” It’s the story of an accountant named Daniel Mercier, who is treating himself to dinner in an elegant Parisian brasserie when President Francois Mitterrand sits down at the table next to him – and proceeds to leave his hat behind when he leaves. Daniel keeps the hat as a souvenir, and his adventures begin. Praised by as a hymn to la vie Parisienne, it was published last year in France as Le Chapeau de Mitterrand and was awarded the Prix Relay des Voyageurs, a prize that celebrates the enjoyment of reading.
Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Antoine Laurain reads from "The President’s Hat." This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance Française of Minneapolis and St Paul.
"An enjoyable trip into the heart of the 1980s."--Le Figaro "Impossible to resist"--L'Express
The President’s Hat is a Set in the 1980's, this book is the whimsical story of the mysterious power residing in a hat owned by François Mitterrand. It is a series of delightful tales about how the hat transforms the lives of four characters who find and wear it. Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments' soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It's a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow . . . different. Has Daniel unwittingly discovered the secret of supreme power? For two years the iconic item of headgear plays with the lives of the men and women who wear it, bringing them success that had previously eluded them. Antoine Laurain's brilliantly orchestrated tour captures entertaining portraits of a rich gallery of characters. Shot through with a delicious, wicked sense of humor, The President's Hat is a vivid recreation of the everyday life of an era. ----
This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance Française Minneapolis and St Paul.The mission of the Alliance Française of Minneapolis and St. Paul, an independent chapter of a worldwide organization, is to serve our community by promoting the use and appreciation of French Language and cultures through language classes, cultural programs, social events and information resources.
Location: Street: 38 S Snelling Ave City: Saint Paul, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55105 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Join author Antoine Laurain as he reads from and signs The President's Hat. This prize-winning French bestseller is a charming fable about the power of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through French life during the Mitterrand years. del.icio.us Facebook Google StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo
Location: Street: 1511 South 1500 East City: Salt Lake City, Province: Utah Postal Code: 84105 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
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Antoine Laurain est un écrivain français né en 1972. Après ses études secondaires, il s’oriente vers des études de cinéma à l’université. Il commence sa carrière en réalisant des courts-métrages et en s’essayant à l’écriture de scénarios tout en travaillant comme assistant d'un antiquaire parisien. Cette expérience l'inspire pour son premier roman 'Ailleurs, si j’y suis'. Antoine Laurain est aussi journaliste pour le magazine de luxe Palace-Costes.