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The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule
  

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The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule

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.

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'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'


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2008

Author

Jean Teule

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Publisher

Gallic Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781906040093

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