Boulevard Beauséjour takes place in Paris and a Chateau in the Loire Valley. A young and successful couple from New York City, Alice and Andy carry sadness as they travel to France. Alice gets a job as a philosopher for an international “think tank,” and her partner takes a new role riding her coattails. Leaving his former career as an art critic, his past threatens the future as he is drawn back into the art world and seems intent on self-destruction.
Share in Alice and Andy’s adventures as they meet new people and face new challenges. Together they contend with visiting in-laws, a suave Parisian, ghosts, tarot card reader, a wild pig, and a mischievous parrot that only complicate the ex-pats’ new lives.
Boulevard Beauséjour is lined with love, romance, family, friendships, drinking, and gambling. This humorous yet touching work tells a tale of preconceptions and misconceptions. Jane Foster and Yelland provide comedy but also a brilliant novel unafraid to illuminate a difficult issue. Boulevard Beausejour also shows delight in a flourishing romance between two people who believed such feelings were in their pasts.
2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Comedy
“Like all good fiction, Boulevard Beauséjour entertains as it enhances an understanding of the world. Beautifully written prose glides the reader through this dark comedy as the authors present in a most original way the challenges of being an American in Paris. Bravo to Foster and Yelland for a job well done.” Marcia Chellis, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Boulevard Beauséjour is a cautionary tale about an American couple enjoying la belle vie to excess. … from café tables to roulette tables, from the art world to other-world, this neat little novel is a joy from start to finish.” Georgia Jacobs, Editor and journalist, an American ex-pat living in Paris
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