Black Water Lilies: A Novel

Black Water Lilies: A Novel

by Michel Bussi


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ISBN-13: 9780316504997
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 148,760
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michel Bussi is the author of Black Water Lilies and After the Crash and is one of France's most celebrated crime authors. The winner of more than 15 major literary awards, he is a professor of geography at the University of Rouen and a political commentator.

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Black Water Lilies: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SkyeCaitlin More than 1 year ago
This amazing novel was written in French by Michel Bussi and translated into English by Shaun Whiteside. The setting is Giverny, France, home of the impressionists and describes the life and works of Claude Monet in great detail. The setting is enchantingly idyllic and takes place over thirteen days. It revolves around two murders and three women, but tread cautiously; Bussi is clever at concealing dates. identities and names. Black Water Lilies is lyrical in tone and perceptive in the nuance of language and syntax; it cleverly unfolds by deliberation, and intentionally keeps the reader at bay. Bussi is excellent at disguising and twisting information, but he doesn't over do it. It is a haunting tale of obsessive love both romantic and artistic; Bussi equates both as equally valuable and worthy of murder. This is a spell binding narrative with a high sense of dramatic denouement and a final climax that creates shock but immediate understanding when secrets are finally disclosed.