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1st July 2008


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20th September 2013



The Suicide Shop

(Le Magasin des suicides)

Author Jean Teulé


Has your life been a failure? Let’s make your death a success.

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Has your life been a failure? Let’s make your death a success.

With the twenty-first century just a distant memory and the world in environmental chaos, many people have lost the will to live. And business is brisk at The Suicide Shop.

Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget.

The Tuvaches go mournfully about their business, taking pride in the morbid service they provide. Until the youngest member of the family threatens to destroy their contented misery by confronting them with something they’ve never encountered before: a love of life.

‘A suicide shop that is full of life’ Le Figaro
‘A gently comic fable’ Financial Times
‘Will appeal to those who enjoyed Chuck Palahniuk’s Survivor or Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and to Charles Addams’s fans.’ Library Journal
‘An amusing dark satire … readers will appreciate this wry graveyard social commentary.’ Midwest Book Review
‘Jean Teulé presents the zany world of The Suicide Shop with just the right amount of humour … and wraps up his story with a celebration of life.’ Le Monde
‘Original, irredeemably mocking and unexpectedly poignant; The Suicide Shop is a timeless classic. Teulé’s subtle and understated humour is exquisitely French and his ability to mix up the serious, the taboo, the comical and the tender displays a brilliance rarely seen.’ The Truth About Books
‘An enjoyable, thought-provoking little book, with an original quirky style of its own’ Vulpes Libris
‘Reading The Suicide Shop, and watching Alan attempt to win everyone round to his way of thinking, is an absolute delight. A perfect short read and a book that is guaranteed to become a cult classic’ Me and My Big Mouth
‘As a fan of The Addams Family, The Suicide Shop charmed the socks off me’ Chasing Bawa
‘Those who like their comedy on the dark and ludicrous side will find much to tickle their funny bones. This snide, hilarious affirmation of life is to die for’ Shelf Awareness
‘Quirky, silly, delightfully light-hearted – the story rolls along with the comic timing of a French cabaret’ Book Sexy Review
‘A fantastic novel. . . . lighthearted and darkly comedic at the same time’ New York Journal of Books
‘An amusing dark satire set at an incredibly frantic pace.’ Midwest Book Review
Bonus Material
The Suicide Shop International Trailer
Jean Teulé

Meet the author

Jean Teulé lives in the Marais area of Paris with his partner, the film actress Miou-Miou. An illustrator, filmmaker and television presenter, he is also the prize-winning author of more than ten books including one based on the life of Verlaine. He has also written biographies of Rimbaud and Franço…

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