Amelie is thirty years old, the haute-bourgeoise wife of a distant husband and model mother of two picture-perfect daughters. One evening in a service station on the outskirts of the Bois de Boulogne, David drives into her life. Twenty years her senior, darkly handsome and almost embarrassingly virile, he is a suave filmmaker, a confirmed bachelor, and the perfect match for the perfect affair – but one with a twist. Anything but the conventional lonely wife, Amelie isn’t looking for love; but she does find she’s hungry for pleasure. Capricious, snobbish, and sometimes deceitful, she brings to the affair the same fastidious care and controlled affection that she brings to her choice of hats. Just what David thought he had in mind – until he falls in love with her.
- Andrew Solomon: By the Book” I loved Cécile David-Weill’s “Suitors,” a charming comedy of manners set at a country estate in the South of France, apparently one of the few places in the world where anyone still has enough manners to make a comedy about.” … Continue reading →
- 20somthingreads — The Suitors by Cécile David-WeillA comedy of manners that serves as an insightful look at the lives of those in the upper classes. After two sisters, Laure and Marie, learn of their parents’ plan to sell the family’s summer retreat, L’Agapanthe, they devise a … Continue reading →
- The Suitors by Cécile David-WeillIn THE SUITORS, fans of “Downton Abbey” will find a familiar topic: an impressive modern estate held by a super-elite French bourgeoisie family who live an old-world life (upheld, of course, by a large collection of “servants” whose sole purpose … Continue reading →
- Cécile David-Weill, The Suitors | Clocktower Gallery & Radio | ARTonAIR.orgArtonair.org CDW The Suito French-American novelist Cécile David-Weill reads from her latest book, The Suitorsat Manhattan’s 192 Books. The event took place on March 5, 2013. The Suitors is a comedy of manners that serves as an insightful look at the lives of those … Continue reading →
- Book of the Week: The SuitorsCécile David-Weill’s witty new comedy of manners dives into the rarefied world of the French beau monde. In it, sisters Laure and Marie attempt to save the family’s summer retreat on the Côte d’Azur by luring a billionaire suitor. We … Continue reading →
- Andrew Solomon: By the Book