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ISBN
9781910477540

eBook ISBN
9781910477557

Publication date
19th June 2018

RRP
£8.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
208

Translator
Louise Rogers Lalaurie

Territory

WEL

BIC category
F, FH, FYT

US publication date
19th June 2018

US RRP
$14.95

Category

Smoking Kills

(Fume et tue)

£8.99

How far would you go to enjoy a cigarette? In this witty black comedy, Laurain’s anti-hero can only make smoking pleasurable by committing the ultimate crime…
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Description

How far would you go to enjoy a cigarette? In this witty black comedy, Laurain’s anti-hero can only make smoking pleasurable by committing the ultimate crime…
When head-hunter Fabrice Valentine faces a smoking ban at work, he decides to undertake a course of hypnotherapy to rid himself of the habit. At first the treatment works, but his stress levels begin to rise when he is passed over for an important promotion and he finds himself lighting up again – but with none of his previous enjoyment.
Until he discovers something terrible: he accidentally causes a man’s death, and needing a cigarette to calm his nerves, he enjoys it more than any other previous smoke. What if he now needs to kill every time he wants to properly appreciate his next Benson and Hedges?
Reviews
‘Dark and enjoyable . . . You will puff in pleasure.’ The Book Bag
Praise for The President’s Hat:
‘A hymn to la vie Parisienne…enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy.’ The Guardian
Praise for The Red Notebook:
‘Resist this novel if you can; it’s the very quintessence of French romance’ The Times
‘Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste… A gem.’ Daily Mail
Bonus Material
You can be a smoker, a serial killer… and a very nice guy!
Antoine Laurain

Meet the author

Antoine Laurain is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, director and collector of antique keys. He is the author of the best-selling novels The President’s Hat and The Red Notebook. A truly born and bread Parisian, after studying film, he began his career directing short films and writing screenpla…

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