The Passion

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Henri had a passion for Napoleon and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his Emperor and never killed a single man. Meanwhile, in Venice, the city of chance and disguises, Villanelle was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father – but in the casinos she gambled her heart and lost. As the soldier-chef’s love for Napoleon turns to hate he finds the Venetian beauty, and together they flee to the canals of darkness.

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‘A fantasy, a vivid dream…inventive and brilliant’ Guardian

Henri has a passion for Napoleon – but Napoleon has a passion for chicken. As soldier and emperor butcher their way across Europe, glory falls to ruin and love turns to hate.

But, when Henri encounters the red-haired, web-footed Villanelle, he discovers in her an equal. Together they abandon their pasts, and flee to the Venetian canals to meet their singular destiny in the city of chance and disguises.

‘A deeply imagined and beautiful book, often arrestingly so.’ New York Times

Additional information

Weight0.127 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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