Café Unfiltered (Paperback)

Café Unfiltered By Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
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"Finely drawn . . . Charming and engrossing."--Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter

An ode to the French caf as a magical place, portrayed by a beloved author with humanity, insight, and tenderness. At a classic caf in the French provinces, anonymity, chance encounters, and traumatic pasts collide against the muted background of global instability. Jean-Philippe Blondel, author of the bestselling The 6:41 to Paris, presents a moving fresco of intertwined destinies. In the span of twenty-four hours, a medley of characters retrace the fading patterns of their lives after a long disruption from Covid. A mother and son realize their vast differences, a man takes tea with a childhood friend he had once covertly fallen for, and a woman crosses paths with the ex who abandoned her in Australia. Amidst it all, the caf swirls like a kaleidoscope, bringing together customers, waiters, and owners past and present. Within its walls and on its terrace, they examine the threads of their existence, laying bare their inner selves, their failed dreams, and their hopes for the uncertain future that awaits us all.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781954404205
ISBN-10: 1954404204
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 232
Language: English