The Suicide Shop

by Jean Teule

The Suicide Shop Synopsis

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.

The Suicide Shop Press Reviews

'A suicide shop that is full of life' LE FIGARO 'A gently comic fable'FINANCIAL TIMES 'Jean Teule 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. Teule'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'MEANDMYBIGMOUTH 'As a fan of The Addams Family, The Suicide Shop charmed the socks off me'CHASING BAWA

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906040093
Publication date: 20th September 2008
Author: Jean Teule
Publisher: Gallic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 169 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Jean Teule

Jean Teule lives in the Marais with his partner, the French film actress Miou-Miou. An illustrator, filmmaker and television presenter, he is also the prize-winning author of ten books including one based on the life of Verlaine. He has also written biographies of Rimbaud and Francois Villon.

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