Author: Jean TeuléISBN: 978-954-320-331-4
Price: 8.00 lv
A Suicide Shop Family Firm flourishes in the midst of the others' unhappiness up to the day when a ruthless enemy comes around: the joy of living. For ten generations the Tuvache family has been selling all kinds of means of committing suicide. The father - Mishima Tuvache, an expert in violent death, is managing the business with an iron hand. The mother - Lucrece, a fan of poisons, cooks up herself the fatal mixtures. Vincent, the elder son, designs a fun park on the subject of suicide. The daughter Merilyn, rather plain and useless, is willing to put an end to her life herself, but this is inconceivable: "Who will then run the shop? We the Tuvache family have a calling!" Fate knocks at the door of that unhappy family, which is nevertheless satisfied with its lot. Fate transforms the personages against their will and turns the suicide shop into a hub of overflowing merriment and laughter, where customers meet to make fun with death and to discuss the settlement of world problems. "We need so little to be happy, so little is needed!..." "Life is what it is. No matter what it may seem to us. And it, too, has its fits of awkwardness and imperfections. No need to carp at it too much. But is it right to wish death for that matter? We should better accept life from its good side." French director, script writer and author of comic strips Patrice Leconte is shooting a full time animation film, an adaptation of Jean Teule's best seller The Suicide Shop. The film is expected to hit the screens in the spring of 2012.
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