Bonjour Tristesse

Author: Francoise Sagan
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  • : $26.50(AUD)
  • : 9780061440793
  • : Harper Perennial
  • : Harper Perennial
  • : May 2008
  • : 15.95
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  • : Francoise Sagan
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  • : Paperback / softback
Barcode 9780061440793
9780061440793

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Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cecile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cecile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cecile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences.The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing."