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Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

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Publisher Comments:

From the author of The Transitive Vampire, comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book—replete with illustrations of sights you will never see and maps that may plummet you into a different era—guides readers through the Paris that is, that might be, and that never was. Amid the Parisian locales you know and love, unheard-of temptations abound. If your visit to the Cafe Conjugal ends in a spat, you can make up at the luscious and fantastic Museum of Lips and Books. From the disconcerting Brasserie Loplop, steal your chair for the Cinema Pont Neuf, whose movies flow onto the Seine. Your curiosity sated for the day, check into Hotel des Etrangers, where phantoms change the sheets and your room in the middle of the night. Unhandy glossaries help you talk your way through these provocative encounters, with such apropos comments as J'aimerais sortir avec votre hyene pour boire un verre (I'd like to take your hyena out for a drink). A rare and rowdy entertainment that dares its readers to explore a Paris one can only wish existed.

Synopsis:

Unleash your senses in a strangely illuminated City of Light. Amid the Paris you know and love unheard-of-temptations abound. If your visit to the Cafe Conjugal ends in a spat (though it's strictly against their rules), you can make up at the luscious and fantastic Museum of Lips and Books, or catch the Metro Marquis de Sade for Arse Poetica, La Toucherie, and further wondrous adventures. From the disconcerting Brasserie Loplop, steal your chair for the Pont Neuf cinema, whose movies flow onto the Seine. Your curiosity sated for the day, check into Hotel des Etrangers, where phantoms change the sheets - and your room - in the middle of the night. Unhandy glossaries help you talk your way through these provocative encounters, with such apropos comments as J'aimerais sortir avec votre hyene pour boire un verre (I'd like to take your hyena out for a drink). A rare and rowdy entertainment, at once a tour of imagined Paris and an artistic tour de force, Paris Out of Hand is a captivating traveler's tale that dares its readers to embrace their own desires.

About the Author

Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, including Griffin and Sabine, Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon, and Alexandria, which together spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Born in England, he now

Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the fanciful and immensely talented author of The Transitive Vampire and The Well-Tempered Sentence.

Barbara Hodgson is a Vancouver-based writer, photographer, and designer. Her illustrated novels include The Tattooed Map, The Sensualist, and Hippolyte's Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811809696
Subtitle:
A Wayward Guide
With:
Hodgson, Barbara
With:
Hodgson, Barbara
Author:
Hodgson, Barbara
Author:
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Elizabeth, Karen
With:
Bantock, Nick
Author:
Bantock, Nick
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
France
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Paris (France) Guidebooks Humor.
Subject:
Paris (France) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Imaginary places -- France -- Paris -- Humor.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
19960801
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.31x5.26x.78 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Unleash your senses in a strangely illuminated City of Light. Amid the Paris you know and love unheard-of-temptations abound. If your visit to the Cafe Conjugal ends in a spat (though it's strictly against their rules), you can make up at the luscious and fantastic Museum of Lips and Books, or catch the Metro Marquis de Sade for Arse Poetica, La Toucherie, and further wondrous adventures. From the disconcerting Brasserie Loplop, steal your chair for the Pont Neuf cinema, whose movies flow onto the Seine. Your curiosity sated for the day, check into Hotel des Etrangers, where phantoms change the sheets - and your room - in the middle of the night. Unhandy glossaries help you talk your way through these provocative encounters, with such apropos comments as J'aimerais sortir avec votre hyene pour boire un verre (I'd like to take your hyena out for a drink). A rare and rowdy entertainment, at once a tour of imagined Paris and an artistic tour de force, Paris Out of Hand is a captivating traveler's tale that dares its readers to embrace their own desires.
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