This Is Life by Dan Rhodes

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...I found that ultimately the trick of magical realism did not quite work for me. Even with the various misunderstandings and legerdemain Rhodes deploys, This Is Life is wholly implausible...
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This is Life is a missing baby mystery and an enchanted Parisian adventure. Hand in hand with lovable heroine Aurélie Renard, you will see life as you've never seen it before, discover the key to great art, witness the true cost of love, and learn how all these things may be controlled by the in-breath of a cormorant.

Chock-full of charming characters and hilarious set-pieces this is a hugely enjoyable novel that will make you see life anew.
 

About Dan Rhodes

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Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Canongate Books. 433 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Edward Docx on Mar 24 2012

...I found that ultimately the trick of magical realism did not quite work for me. Even with the various misunderstandings and legerdemain Rhodes deploys, This Is Life is wholly implausible...

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Above average
Reviewed by Michael Holroyd on Mar 08 2012

The comedy is invigorated by some sharp political and artistic irony involving President Sarkoz...

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