How To Be a Homeless Frenchman [NOOK Book]

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How To Be a Homeless Frenchman tells a tale of two countries, France and the US, bound together in weird and wonderful ways by war, music, and the love of good cheese. Based in part on a true story, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman traces a French teenager’s difficult childhood with a mentally ill mother, and follows him to the United States, where he becomes a homeless Frenchman singing the blues in the streets of Boston. “If your happiness is costly, then you paid too much,” his schizophrenic mother used to say. ...

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How To Be a Homeless Frenchman

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Overview

How To Be a Homeless Frenchman tells a tale of two countries, France and the US, bound together in weird and wonderful ways by war, music, and the love of good cheese. Based in part on a true story, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman traces a French teenager’s difficult childhood with a mentally ill mother, and follows him to the United States, where he becomes a homeless Frenchman singing the blues in the streets of Boston. “If your happiness is costly, then you paid too much,” his schizophrenic mother used to say. Surprising, lyrical, and laugh-out-loud funny, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman is an exploration of just how much happiness can be found in being a smelly Frenchman on a sunny day .

Advance praise for How to be a Homeless Frenchman

"Lee’s characters are captivating, her prose crystalline, her storytelling worth your precious time. Sit down, have fun, read on."
-- Garrison Somers, Editor-in-Chief, The Blotter Magazine

“…engages us through the power of a good story -- and with humor! …It’s just a great read!”
-- John McGah, Executive Director, Give US Your Poor Project, U-Mass Boston

“Intelligent without snobbery, poignant without sappiness, and hilarious without end, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman serves up delights and surprises like a many-layered candy egg with a secret center.”
-- Ron Cooper, author of the critically acclaimed novel, Purple Jesus

"How To Be a Homeless Frenchman is a very funny novel."
-- The Berklee Groove

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032960034
  • Publisher: Paula Lee
  • Publication date: 12/22/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 204 KB

Meet the Author

Paula Lee is a writer and historian who splits her time between Maine and Massachusetts. Her work on the history of human-animal relations has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies. How To Be a Homeless Frenchman is her first novel.
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