An ambitious young American art student lands in Paris to assist a famous photographer, and falls headfirst into a glamorous international crowd of wealthy, famous, artistic strangers. Sound like familiar territory? The compelling way this bright young heroine finds herself and discovers her own truth makes this coming-of-age story feel fresh.
A mysterious Middle Eastern diplomat calls an expat French doctor home to Paris to consult on a mysterious patient, just as she receives a surprising inheritance—an apartment with a mystery inside. A bundle of love letters leads her on a path to a family secret, while her own love story blossoms despite the ominous backdrop. Absorbing, smart and beautifully written, it’s a Paris love story with a graduate degree.
Proof that not speaking the language of the language of the country you reside in is rich comedic fodder, Sedaris mines his early days living in Paris for tales of miscommunications, cultural differences, and relationship woes for everything they’re worth.