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9781908313614
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ISBN
9781908313614

eBook ISBN
9781910477144

Publication date
14th May 2012

RRP
£7.99

Extent (number of pages)
160

Translator
Alison Anderson

Territory

Europe & Commonwealth : Exclusive

BIC category
FA / FYT

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Breaking Away

(L'echappée belle)

Author Anna Gavalda

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Anna Gavalda explores the themes of time passing and the highs and lows of family life.

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Anna Gavalda explores the themes of time passing and the highs and lows of family life, with characteristic wit, warmth, and brilliant characterisation.

On the car journey to a family wedding, Garance reflects on how adult life, with its disappointments and responsibilities, has not always gone to plan for herself or her three siblings.

But just around the corner lies the chance for them to revisit their younger, carefree selves in a delightfully unplanned escapade.

Reviews
‘Fantastic visual portraits’ The Independent
‘It’s like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off played out in the French sticks’ The Independent
‘Gavalda’s talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight’ World Literature Today
‘Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people’s hidden longings… A gifted literary stylist.’ Vogue
‘Witty … startlingly contemporary’ (4 stars) Book Diva
‘Anna Gavalda has written a story about a topic that troubles a lot of people who see people around them settling down, but aren’t really ready for that yet.’ Librarian Lavander blog
The 5th Bestselling French Novel of 2010
Anna Gavalda

Meet the author

Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist. Her first short story collection, Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part, was published in 1999. It has been published in English by Vintage as I Wish Someone Were Waiting for me Somewhere, alongside the novels Hunting and Gather…

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