Eubook Club Blackwaterlilies

EuROPEAN book Club: Black water lilies

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Alliance Française de Vancouver

Organized by the Alliance Française de Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, the next meeting with the EU Book Club will be with a French novel by Michel Bussi.

“Black Water Lilies”
(“Nymphéas Noirs”)

Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his waterlilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jerome Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Waterlilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jerome Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumoured painting of Black Water Lilies?

The Author

Michel Bussi is one of France's most celebrated crime authors. The winner of more than 15 major literary awards, he is a professor of geography at the University of Rouen and a political commentator.
'This elegant crime mystery shimmers as delicately as the paintings of Claude Monet that lie at its heart . . . A bestseller in France, it is a dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece' Daily Mail

Note: The English translation of the novel, is available in paperback and e-books formats at Chapters and Amazon and also at the Burnaby Public Library. It is also available in French at the Alliance Française library.

Admission is free, but please register by e-mail: