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Jean-Philippe Blondel on Tour: Exposed

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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

with

Exposed

Exposed

(fiction)

 Release date: June 4, 2019
at New Vessel Press

157  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931672

Website | Goodreads

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SYNOPSIS

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

 ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

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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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

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

Tuesday, May 21
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

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 at Book Dilettante

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.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below

Enter here 

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

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A book for your Valentine!

New Vessel Press
has a special deal until
Valentine’s Day!

ValentineClick on the offer to access the site and know more

New Vessel Press
published
a book
twice featured

on France Book Tours:

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by

Jean-Philippe Blondel

(fiction)

 Release date: December 1, 2015
at New Vessel Press

146  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931269

Website | Goodreads

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SYNOPSIS

Cecile, a stylish 47-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she’s exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it’s soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation 30 years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face to face journey—In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts. This is a brilliant psychological thriller, a high-wire act of emotions on rails, about past romance, with all its pain and promise. [provided by the publisher]

FEATURED
IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
SUNDAY BOOK REVIEWS!

READING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE!

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LISTEN ALSO
TO THE AUTHOR
READING EXCERPTS
OF HIS BOOK IN ENGLISH
AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS
AT SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
BOOKSTORE IN PARIS!

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READ SOME AWESOME REVIEWS
DURING THE FIRST TOUR
AND THE SECOND TOUR

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 a bestseller in both France and Germany.

 ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

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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The 6:41 to Paris: reading guide and podcast

641to_paris_digital-3-900x1200The 6:41 to Paris

by

Jean-Philippe Blondel

(fiction)

 Release date: December 1, 2015
at New Vessel Press

146  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931269

Website | Goodreads

Eiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower Orange

 

SYNOPSIS

Cecile, a stylish 47-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she’s exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it’s soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation 30 years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face to face journey—In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts. This is a brilliant psychological thriller, a high-wire act of emotions on rails, about past romance, with all its pain and promise. [provided by the publisher]

FEATURED
IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
SUNDAY BOOK REVIEWS!

READING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE!

Eiffel Tower Orange

LISTEN ALSO
TO THE AUTHOR
READING EXCERPTS
OF HIS BOOK IN ENGLISH
AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS
AT SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
BOOKSTORE IN PARIS!

Eiffel Tower Orange

READ SOME AWESOME REVIEWS
DURING THE FIRST TOUR
AND THE SECOND TOUR

 Eiffel Tower Orange

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 a bestseller in both France and Germany.

 ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

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.
 
Follow New Vessel Press on Twitter | on Facebook
Sign up to receive their latest news and deals.

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