The new novel by the award-winning Christophe Bataille is a story of obsession. Jean Mardet's unique passion--absinthe--possessed him long ago in the cellars of a snowbound fortress in France. Over the years he became a master distiller, abandoning his wife and children, traveling the world, but eventually returning to Provence, where he magically distilled gentian and wormwood in the seclusion of the hills.

Absinthe 1999, Marlboro Press

ISBN-13: 9780810160422


Absinthe 1995, Contemporary French Fiction

ISBN-13: 9782020246750


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