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Absinthe
Rating :
rating
Author(s) :
Christophe Bataille
Pages :
71
Pub Date :
1994,1999
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1999(hb,1st eng ed,fine)
Publisher :
Northwestern Univ. Press
ISBN :
0810160420
BACK COVER #
Jean Mardet's unique passion--absinthe--possessed him one long-ago winter in the cellars of a snowbound fortress in France. Over the years he became a master distiller, abandoning his wife and children, travelling the world, but eventually returning to Provence, where he magically distilled gentian and wormwood in the seclusion of the hills.

BLURBS #
"Bataille makes each word matter and every image count."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"An elegant example of less is more in fiction."
-- Booklist

"Subtle and moving."
-- Kirkus Reviews