Flaubert's Parrot

by Julian Barnes
$14.99

Publisher: Random House UK

Publication Date: October 01, 2009

ISBN: 9780099540588

Binding: Paperback

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Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of the stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help research one of his novels, we learn an enormous amount about the writer's work, family, lovers, thought processes, health and obsessions. But we also gradually come to learn some important and shocking details about Geoffrey and his own life.