Café Unfiltered

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$17.95
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Café Unfiltered
Café Unfiltered
$17.95
Available in stock
Description

"Finely drawn . . . Charming and engrossing."--Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter

An ode to the French café as a magical place, portrayed by a beloved author with humanity, insight, and tenderness. At a classic café in the French provinces, anonymity, chance encounters, and traumatic pasts collide against the muted background of global instability. Jean-Philippe Blondel, author of the bestselling The 6:41 to Paris, presents a moving fresco of intertwined destinies. In the span of twenty-four hours, a medley of characters retrace the fading patterns of their lives after a long disruption from Covid. A mother and son realize their vast differences, a man takes tea with a childhood friend he had once covertly fallen for, and a woman crosses paths with the ex who abandoned her in Australia. Amidst it all, the café swirls like a kaleidoscope, bringing together customers, waiters, and owners past and present. Within its walls and on its terrace, they examine the threads of their existence, laying bare their inner selves, their failed dreams, and their hopes for the uncertain future that awaits us all.

Description

"Finely drawn . . . Charming and engrossing."--Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter

An ode to the French café as a magical place, portrayed by a beloved author with humanity, insight, and tenderness. At a classic café in the French provinces, anonymity, chance encounters, and traumatic pasts collide against the muted background of global instability. Jean-Philippe Blondel, author of the bestselling The 6:41 to Paris, presents a moving fresco of intertwined destinies. In the span of twenty-four hours, a medley of characters retrace the fading patterns of their lives after a long disruption from Covid. A mother and son realize their vast differences, a man takes tea with a childhood friend he had once covertly fallen for, and a woman crosses paths with the ex who abandoned her in Australia. Amidst it all, the café swirls like a kaleidoscope, bringing together customers, waiters, and owners past and present. Within its walls and on its terrace, they examine the threads of their existence, laying bare their inner selves, their failed dreams, and their hopes for the uncertain future that awaits us all.

ISBN
9781954404205
By
JEAN-PHILIPPE BLONDEL
Publisher
New Vessel Press
Publication Date
July 11, 2023
Binding
Paperback
Item Condition
New