Now a major motion picture, starring Audrey Tautou
David Foenkinos is a French novelist and playwright. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages and have won awards around the world. DELICACY was nominated for all five major French literary prizes-the first novel ever to win that distinction. David lives in Paris.
Reads like an Amelie for grown-ups ... This tragic-comic smasher from the fantastic French author David Foenkinos has made a huge impact in his home country ... Written with [an] irresistible charm, this novel's delicacy and lightness is given weight by the undercurrent of grief and broken hearts * Stylist Book of the Week *
A more whimsical, less knowing variation on David Nicholls' blockbuster One Day ... unputdownable ... Immensely likeable, unexpectedly compelling and moving -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
Lists and notes, in Nick Hornby or Alain de Botton style, punctuate the narrative. "Delicate" is probably the mot juste for this ineffably Gallic romance, which is translated with panache * Independent *
An exquisite novel of hidden beauty * Elle *
A skilfully depicted, lovely romantic comedy whose real charm is to celebrate the new surprises of love * Journal du Dimanche *
A marvel * Anna Gavalda *