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Fresh water for flowers: a novel
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Contributors:
Serle, Hildegarde, translator.
Published:
New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2020.
Physical Desc:
476 pages ; 22 cm
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Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues--gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest--visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee she offers them. Her life is lived to the rhythms of their funny, moving confidences. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole--local police chief--who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien's inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette's own difficult past.

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ISBN:
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"A novel"--Book jacket cover.
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Translation of the original title: Changer l'eau des fleurs.
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Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues--gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest--visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee she offers them. Her life is lived to the rhythms of their funny, moving confidences. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole--local police chief--who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien's inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette's own difficult past.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perrin, V., & Serle, H. (2020). Fresh water for flowers: a novel. New York, NY, Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie, 1967- and Hildegarde, Serle. 2020. Fresh Water for Flowers: A Novel. New York, NY, Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie, 1967- and Hildegarde, Serle, Fresh Water for Flowers: A Novel. New York, NY, Europa Editions, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie and Hildegarde Serle. Fresh Water for Flowers: A Novel. New York, NY, Europa Editions, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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