"Consolation" ("La Consolante" (this French title is what players of boules call the consolation play-off match between the losers)) was the bestselling French novel in 2008, with sales of over half a million copies and translations into thirty-two languages. Darker and more complex than "Hunting and Gathering" ("Ensemble, c'est tout"), but just as dazzling, the second novel by the enchantress Anna Gavalda tells a heartbreaking, unusual story about one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. A 47-year ...

Consolation 2011, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099531920

Mass-market paperback

Consolation 2010, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701183523

Trade paperback