Flamingo, 2002. A trade paperback copy in very good condition.
A memorable feast for the senses, French Spirits will entertain and enlighten all who succumb to its charms. When Jeffrey Greene, a price-winning American poet, and his wife-to-be, a molecular biologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, discover an old stone presbytery in a lovely village in Burgundy, they know they have to live there. With an unabashed joie de vivre, they begin the process of procuring their own slice of country paradise. French Spirits the magical tale of their life as Burgundians, from their efforts to renovate their new house and furnish it with some rather suspicious 'antiques' sold from the back of a van, to dealing with the charming and unusual locals who insist the Yanks are British. Greene brings to life the neighbours and friends, countryside and cuisine, that combine to make this new home unique. A feast for the senses, French Spirits is essential reading for travellers and dreamers alike. Jeffrey Greene is the author of To the Left of the Worshipper and American Spirituals, which won the 1998 Samuel French Morse Prize and the Randall Jarrell Prize, and the Discovery/The Nation Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, and The Nation and many other journals and anthologies. He lives in Paris, France. Trade Paperback