The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain

By Antoine Laurain

"As wonderful because it is unique, this can be a tale to get pleasure from like a chocolate with a shock centre."—Marie France

"An relaxing journey into the guts of the 1980s."—Le Figaro

"Impossible to resist"—L'Express

This prize-winning French bestseller is an enthralling fantasy in regards to the strength of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster trip via French lifestyles in the course of the Mitterrand years.

Dining by myself in a sublime Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can infrequently think his eyes whilst President François Mitterrand sits right down to consume on the desk subsequent to him.

After the presidential occasion has long gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left at the back of. After a couple of moments' soul-searching, Daniel comes to a decision to maintain the hat as a keepsake of a unprecedented night. It's an ideal healthy, and as he leaves the eating place Daniel starts off to consider one way or the other . . . different.

Has Daniel unwittingly came upon the key of superb power?

For years the long-lasting merchandise of headgear performs with the lives of the boys and girls who put on it, bringing them good fortune that had formerly eluded them. Antoine Laurain's brilliantly orchestrated travel captures interesting snap shots of a wealthy gallery of characters.

Shot via with a scrumptious, depraved humorousness, The President's Hat is a shiny new edition of the standard lifetime of an era.

Antoine Laurain used to be born in Paris. he's a author, collector, and director of numerous brief films.

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Why, she wants,” Nelson says, getting wild-eyed and high-voiced, defensive and, to his mother, touching, “she wants what everybody wants. ” Ronnie turns to Janice conspiratorially. “He’s as off the rails as his old man. ” “Love does seem a bit much,” Janice allows. Rabbit Remembered 49 “I’ll go look her up myself, then,” Nelson threatens. “A. Byer. ” “Nelson, believe me,” Ronnie says, trying to act the father, “there’s nothing in it for you but heartbreak. ” “It wasn’t only agony,” Nelson argues.

His hair, brushed straight back, is going white but his bushy eyebrows are still black. Rabbit Remembered 61 The wife speaks up: “Even as a little boy, though, he stood apart a little. He would play with others, but then wander away and come inside. ’ As if he didn’t see the point of people. He was quiet. ” “My wife imagines things in hindsight,” Mr. DiLorenzo says, sitting back erect, his eyes enlarged by thick spectacles, eyes frayed to death from closely inspecting fabric. “He was a perfectly normal boy.

They tell me I told the dean or somebody he was the Whore of Babylon. ” He snickers a little, testing the face opposite his. “Michael,” Nelson says in firm conclusion. The boy was bragging now, bullying. When you feel uncomfortable, Howie has told him, trust your gut. Get off the horse. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you are faithful with your medications. I’ve made a note here to Dr. ” “I drank beer and tequila at Penn,” Michael tells him, uncertainly standing, sensing he is dismissed and being relieved yet not, unsatisfied, uncured.

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