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Amour: How the French Talk about Love

Stefania Rousselle



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04 February 2020
Photographs: portraits; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage; Travel & holiday; Expeditions
Award-winning journalist and documentary maker Stefania Rousselle had stopped believing in love. She had spent years reporting on terrorist attacks, sexual slavery, and the rise of the far right. Her relationship had fallen apart. Her faith in humanity was shaken. She decided to set out alone on a road trip across France, sleeping in strangers' homes, asking ordinary men and women the one question everyone wants to know the answer to- What is love?

From a baker in Normandy to a shepherd in the Pyrenees, from a gay couple estranged from their families to a widow who found love again at 70, Amour is a treasure trove of moving and uplifting stories about love, accompanied by stunning photographs.
By:   Stefania Rousselle
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 185mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   738g
ISBN:   9780241406137
ISBN 10:   0241406137
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stefania Rousselle is an independent French-American video journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Paris. Her work includes short documentaries on terrorism, the European debt crisis, the rise of extremism and immigration. In 2016 she was part of a team of New York Times journalists who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. That same year, she was on the team of journalists who were awarded the Overseas Press Club's David Kaplan Award for their coverage of the ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris. She was a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and holds an MA in history from Paris-Sorbonne University.

Reviews for Amour: How the French Talk about Love

Will restore your faith in the world * New York Post * Beautiful. Made me cry a little. Thank you for such honest, diverse and open stories * Guardian reader response * These short stories and accompanying photos capture the human spirit with raw honesty * Guardian reader response * This is exceptional photojournalism. Wonderful * Guardian reader response * These are beautiful, heart-rending stories of small, great truths * Guardian reader response * Coming back to this again after re-reading it and finding it just as moving the second time - if not more so. Thank you Stefania Rouselle for this gift. * Guardian reader response * These stories make my heart ache * Guardian reader response * This is one of the best things I have read for a very long time. These wonderful stories really bring out what is important in life * Guardian reader response *

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