La governante N. E.

La governante N. E.

author Edouard Osmont 

illustrations of Sara Gavioli 

 

 

  

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theme: Laughter and smiles, Stories of the visionary and the absurd 

 

February 2012 

, pages 32, cm. 24 x 32 

isbn 9788896806319,  

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A murder. Totally unintentional, but murder all the same. The victim: the governess. Remorse, guilt, but above all, agonizing worry. Who will make the bed? Who will clean the house? Who will shine the shoes? And what’s more, the governess was young and beautiful. Nobody will believe it was an accident, so it’s goodbye reputation! So, the corpse. The corpse must be got rid of. Utterly devoted even when dead, the governess fulfils this wish. But she goes too far! And so her lifeless body disappears from the trunk where it had been hidden. Confusion and amazement turn into panic and dismay when it turns up in the bed. A dizzy whirl of absurd, surreal situations in which Edouard Osmont’s flair manages to astound and raise a smile again and again. An irrepressible, exuberant black humour which is still vital and alive despite being a century old. Superbly interpreted with irony through Sara Gavioli’s illustrations.