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After his very successful tours for
The 6:41 to Paris
the author is back:

Jean-Philippe Blondel

on  Tour

May 15-28





 Release date: June 4, 2019
at New Vessel Press

157  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931672

Website | Goodreads

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A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly in the nude. Such personal exposure at close range entails a strange and troubling pact between artist and sitter that prompts both to reevaluate their lives.
Blondel, author of the hugely popular novel The 6:41 to Paris, evokes an intimacy of dangerous intensity in a tale marked by profound nostalgia and a reckoning with the past that allows its two characters to move ahead into the future. [provided by the publisher]

NB: this is NOT erotica!

Exposed deals with the joys and uncertainties of youth, as well as aging and regret, thwarted friendships and loves, and nostalgia and searching for renewal. It’s beautifully written and sensitively translated from French, highly engaging and accessible to a wide array of readers. It contains no explicit sex or anything that would put off a reader open to the experience of good literature.”

“Blondel writes superbly.”
Le Monde


portrait de Jean-philippe Blondel 

Jean-Philippe Blondel
was born in 1964 in Troyes, France
where he lives as an author and English teacher.
His novel The 6:41 to Paris has been acclaimed
in both the United States and Europe.


Alison Anderson is a novelist and translator of literature from French. Among the authors she has translated are JMG Le Clézio, Christian Bobin, Muriel Barbery and Amélie Nothomb. She has lived in Northern California and currently lives in a village in Switzerland.
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Wednesday, May 15
Bilingual Review + Giveaway at Mangeuse de livres

Friday, May 17
Review + Giveaway at Readerbuzz

 Monday, May 20
Review + Giveaway at Hall Ways Blog

Wednesday, May 22
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Locks, Hooks and Books

Thursday, May 23
Review + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Friday, May 24
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Book Dilettante

Monday, May 27
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Tuesday, May 28
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

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You can enter the global giveaway here
or on any other book blogs participating in this tour.
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they are listed in the entry form below

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Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday
of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

Global giveaway open to all US residents
5 winners