A forgotten classic of life, love and lost innocence, now a major movie directed by Michel Gondry.
Boris Vian (1920-1959) was a French writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. Best remembered for L'Ecume des jours (translated into English by Stanley Chapman as Froth on the Daydream and renamed Mood Indigo to tie in with the film), Vian's work is characterised by the dazzling wordplay and surreal plots which made him a cult figure in 1960s France and beyond.
Your heart will be broken. You will be confused and confounded. You will laugh aloud. And at least for a time, however hard you try, your own world will refuse to be what you think it is. * LA Times * The most heartbreakingly poignant modern love story ever written -- Raymond Queneau