How can you mend a broken heart? Do you write a letter to the woman who left you – and post it to an imaginary address? Buy a new watch, to reset your life? Or get rid of the jacket you wore every time you argued, because it was in some way … responsible?
Combining the wry musings of a rejected lover with playful drawings in just three colours – red, black and white – bestselling author of The Red Notebook, Antoine Laurain, and renowned street artist Le Sonneur have created a striking addition to the literature of unrequited love.
Sharp, yet warm, whimsical and deeply Parisian, this is a must for all Antoine Laurain fans.
Le Sonneur is a contemporary Parisian artist. His work tells the story of Paris and the people who live there. His artwork is often placed in public spaces with an invitation to passers-by to interact with the work, for example by picking up a key or calling a telephone number.
As well as in Paris, his work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Berlin, Melbourne and Dubai.
Praise for Red is My Heart
‘Both enchanting and disturbing. A heartbroken lover’s obsession with his ex is reflected in both images and words’ Washington Post
‘This inspired combination of romantic musings and playful drawings is a collaboration between two great Parisians’ Daily Mail
‘Beautifully presented with drawings by Le Sonneur in black, white, and red, all of which convey the darkness, hope, and love depicted within. If you are a fan of Laurain, you don’t want to miss this one’ Manhattan Book Review
‘Classic Laurain: a very short, off-the wall novel, enlivened by playful typography, with illustrations by Parisian street-artist Le Sonneur, a kind of Left Banksy’ SAGA Magazine
‘The emotional journey of a broken heart laid bare by an exceptional writer’ Jenny O’Brien, author of Buried Lies
‘An emotive, striking trip through the barbs and empty spaces of a heartbreak, Red is My Heart is a dexterous love letter in reverse’ Foreword Reviews
‘Part poetry, part prose, and complimented with the work of Le Sonneur… a delight’ Guernsey Evening Press
Praise for Antoine Laurain
‘J’adore Antoine and his contemporary French comedies’ Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
‘[Laurain is] famed for the eccentric yet elegant whimsicality of his novels’ Sunday Times
‘A master storyteller’ Huffington Post
‘The very quintessence of French romance’ The Times
‘Like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante’ The Telegraph