"A comedy of manners that serves as an insightful look at the lives of those in the upper classes. amp;#160; fter two sisters, Laure and Marie, learn of their parents' plan to sell the family's summer retreat, L'Agapanthe, they devise a scheme for attracting a wealthy suitor who can afford to purchase the estate. Selling it would mean more than just losing a place to go during the summer-for the sisters, it's become a necessary part of their character, their lifestyle, and their past. amp;#160; 'Agapanthe, a place of charm and nostalgia, is the perfect venue to exercise proper etiquette and intellect, though not all its visitors are socially savvy, especially when it's a matter of understanding the relationships between old money and the nouveau riche. The comedy of manners begins- with stock traders, yogis, fashion designers, models, swindlers, the Mafia, and a number of celebrity guests. amp;#160; aure-the witty, disarming, and poignant narrator-guides the reader through elegant dinners, midnight swims in the bay, and conversations about current events, literature, art, and cinema.
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|Grouped Work ID||e47fb05a-b486-7a73-7d3f-dbdd3f069dbe|
|Grouping Author||david weill cécile|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-01 03:48:06AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 04:18:33AM|
|author||David-Weill, Cécile, 1960-|
|item_details||ils:.b20633828|.i25207477|Broomfield Fiction|F David|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 29, 2014|mdfca|||
|record_details||ils:.b20633828|Book|Books||English|Other Press,|c2012.|421 p. ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Rich people -- France -- Fiction, Sisters -- France -- Fiction, Upper class families -- France -- Fiction|
|title_full||The suitors / Cécile David-Weill ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale|
|topic_facet||Rich people, Sisters, Upper class families|