Language: English . Brand New Book. Watching her daughter attempt some jazz steps in her ballet school on a snowy afternoon in New York reminds Catherine of her own childhood in Paris, where she and her rather mysterious father lived happily together. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This charming book will delight any child or adult who appreciates ballet, Paris, New York, childhood, and mystery (not necessarily in that order). The book's plot is deceptively simple: Catherine, the eponymous heroine, begins her story watching her own daughter demonstrate jazz steps in their ballet school on a snowy afternoon in New York. Memory takes her (and the reader) back to her childhood, spent in the tenth arrondissement of Paris. In her youth, Catherine lives with her gentle father, Georges Certitude, who runs a shipping business with his partner, a loud, failed poet named Casterade. The real partners in this story, however, are the father and daughter who share the simple pleasures of daily life: sitting in the church square, walking to school, going to her ballet class every Thursday afternoon.
Behind this gossamer storyline, Catherine Certitude is filled with mystery. Why did Georges change his name to Certitude? What kind of trouble with the law did Casterade rescue him from? Exactly what does Georges do, and what kind of deals is he always discussing with men in worn raincoats? Why did Catherine's mother, herself a ballerina, leave Georges to return to New York? That these mysteries remain mysteries is part of the book's charm. But that Catherine and her father love the ballet, music, and City of Lights, is certain.
About the Author: Patrick Modiano is a celebrated French novelist, author of numerous books for adults and children. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. Notable awards include the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise, the Prix Goncourt and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies.' Born in France in 1932, Jean-Jacques Sempe is one of the world's most successful illustrators and cartoonists. His work includes numerous covers of the New Yorker magazine, full-page cartoons in Paris Match, the illustrations of the classic children's book character, Nicholas, and many albums of cartoons and graphic novels. He lives in Paris.
Titolo: Catherine Certitude (Hardback)
Casa editrice: David R Godine Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Illustratore: Jean-Jacques Sempe
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Godine Publisher, David R. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G087923959XI3N10
Descrizione libro Godine Publisher, David R. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G087923959XI5N10
Descrizione libro Godine Publisher, David R. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G087923959XI3N00
Descrizione libro David R Godine. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Codice libro della libreria 2801638389
Descrizione libro David R Godine. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 087923959X New Condition. Codice libro della libreria TK4-DZ6E-K311
Descrizione libro Boston : David R. Godine Publisher, 2001. 4°. Wohl ungelesen. Schutzumschlag etwas angerändert, sonst sehr guter Zustand 58 pp, ill. Englisch 500g. Codice libro della libreria 203879
Descrizione libro David R Godine. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 087923959X New Book. May have shelf wear from storage. Ships Fast with tracking!. Codice libro della libreria 9780879239596
Descrizione libro David R. Godine, Boston, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Jean-Jacques Sempé (illustratore). First U.S. Edition. A father and his daughter who both share the simple pleasures of daily life and a charming plot of ballet, Paris, New York, childhood & mystery by Patrick Modiano [recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature]. English translation by William Rodarmor, 2001 First U.S. edition, originally published in France in 1988. Codice libro della libreria 010392
Descrizione libro David R. Godine Publisher 2/1/2001, 2001. Hardback or Cased Book. Condizione libro: New. Catherine Certitude. Book. Codice libro della libreria BBS-9780879239596
Descrizione libro 2001. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780879239596