Publishers Marketplace
home
log in
register
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bookateria
publishers lunch
buzz books*
job board
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
super search*
search members
browse members
rights postings
report a deal
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
site guide
help
FAQ
feature me ads
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
* new feature
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rights news/offering detail
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
<< return to rights board   
L'art difficile de rester assise sur une balançoire  
Mar. 3, 2014
Author:  Emmanuelle Urien
Category:  International rights
Description:  L'art difficile de rester assise sur une balançoire tells the story of a French mother of three who has to deal with three painful facts: a) her husband has cheated on her b) he has cheated on her with her best friend c) on the day that she finds out, her best friend (and husband's lover) is found dead in her apartment. Faced with these dramatic events in the middle of her life, she decides to flip things around and approach life with humor and philosophy. And, like Shrödinger's cat, she asks herself it is possible to feel alive and dead at the same time, and what are the consequences…

The novel addresses relationships, abandon, loss and identity through an entertaining and engaging plot. It moves between the trivial and the deep, the humorous and the philosophical. This enables it to be sold as a commercial novel or a literary/classy novel

Rights available:  World except French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Turkish
Rights already sold:  French (Denoël), Italian (Newton & Compton), Spanish (Grijalbo/Penguin Random House), Catalan (Angle Editorial), Turkish (Dogan Kitap)
Other information:  Emmanuelle Urien is a tri-lingual translator and successful author of thriller novels (Gallimard) and short story collections (D'un noir si bleu). With L'art difficile de rester assise sure une balançoire she has changed publishing house and genre, but she remains one of France wittiest female literary authors.
Contact:  Marina Penalva Halpin
Pontas Literary & Film Agency
marina@pontas-agency.com
phone: 0034932182212
Item number:  9332
<< return to rights board   
Rights board  ||   home  |  help  |  FAQ  |  site guide