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Blue-beard's work-shop & other stories

Author: Pierre Furlan; Jean Anderson
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2007.
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"Bluebeard's workshop is a cycle of seductive and provocative stories about the games people play and the tales they tell. Why does the old lady across the street dangle desperate messages from her window? What is the secret to writing a worldwide bestseller? Can a day at the beach at Paekakariki, the sight of Wellington harbour at dusk, or a new pair of shoes in Dunedin, change your perspective on life? With quirky  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, French
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Furlan; Jean Anderson
ISBN: 9780864735546 0864735545
OCLC Number: 174059909
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published ... [in part] in French by Actes Sud as L'atelier de barbe-bleue ... 2002"--Title page verso.
"Translated ... with the addition of three new stories written and set in New Zealand"--Back cover.
Description: 199 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Moving pictures --
Bluebeard's workshop --
Van Gogh at the Battle of Arles --
The slave game --
The immortals --
Life in chapter IV --
Here's to good beer --
The little shop of hope --
A message for you --
My boxing career --
Night shift --
Paekakariki --
Where we live.
Other Titles: Bluebeard's workshop and other stories
Responsibility: Pierre Furlan ; translated from the French by Jean Anderson.

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"Bluebeard's workshop is a cycle of seductive and provocative stories about the games people play and the tales they tell. Why does the old lady across the street dangle desperate messages from her window? What is the secret to writing a worldwide bestseller? Can a day at the beach at Paekakariki, the sight of Wellington harbour at dusk, or a new pair of shoes in Dunedin, change your perspective on life? With quirky humour and extraordinary insights, Pierre Furlan explores universal human frailty"--Back cover.

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