The President's Hat (Paperback)

The President's Hat By Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books (Translator) Cover Image
By Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books (Translator)
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September 2013 Indie Next List

“Alone and restless one evening, Daniel Mercier is dining at a Parisian Brasserie when Francois Mitterand, the President of France, is seated at the next table. Mitterand and his friends eat, talk of world affairs, and finally depart, but Mitterand has left his hat behind. The dazed Mercier promptly dons said hat and the next day at work he finds himself unaccountably voluble, as if under a spell. The result of his eloquence and his newly stiffened spine is a promotion which he feels he owes to his new and talismanic hat. When he inadvertently leaves that hat on a train, it falls into the hands of. To say more would be telling too much. But don't miss this charming French confection of a novel that is irresistibly whimsical, possessed of wit somewhere between that of Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader and Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog.”
— Betsy Burton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT


Like Cinderella's glass slipper or Aladdin's lamp, the hat is a talisman that makes its wearers' dreams come true.

About the Author

Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of nine novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President's Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 25 languages and sold more than 200,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris.

Praise For…

"As entertaining as it is original, this is a story to enjoy like a chocolate with a surprise centre."--"Marie France"

"An enjoyable trip into the heart of the 1980s."--"Le Figaro"

"Impossible to resist"--"L'Express"
Product Details
ISBN: 9781908313478
ISBN-10: 1908313471
Publisher: Gallic Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English