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Mrs. Halberstadt’s Dog (Le Chien de Madame Halberstadt)

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Original Language: French | 176 pp. | April 2019

2 Seas Represents: Dutch, English (USA & Canada) and Nordic Countries rights.

NOVEL | FICTION | COMEDY | FARÇE

A dog barges into an unlucky man’s life … and nothing is ever going to be the same.

Baptiste, a writer, has known better days. His last novel was a total bust, his girlfriend left him for a dentist and, at nearly 40, he got close to his mother again. He spends his days in sweatpants feeling sorry for himself in his studio that stinks of cabbage.

Until one day his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Halberstadt, asks him to look after her dog for a few days. Baptiste unwillingly agrees to do it and very quickly has to face the evidence: since Croquette entered his apartment, his life has been completely changing.

A contemporary farce full of literary cleverness, Mrs. Halberstadt’s Dog is a smart and worthwhile comedy to savor like a treat.

Stéphane Carlier wrote many novels, among which Jackie O’s Black Pearls and People Are Just People. He sold the rights of these two books to the movie industry. He lived in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, New Delhi and Lisbon before moving to France.

Mrs. Halberstadt’s Dog is his sixth novel.