Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes

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In this, the first English biography to capture Gainsbourg in all his contradiction and gleeful outrageousness, Simmons tells the fascinating story of the Gallic star. Drawing on hours of new interviews with his intimates-among them Jane Birkin, Sly & Robbie, Marianne Faithfull, and celebrated producer Philippe Lerichomme-Simmons describes in crackling prose the scope of Gainsbourg's achievement while doing full justice to his complicated emotional life. Simmons's work will stand as the definitive take on a dizzying genius.

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Sylvie Simmons is one of the best-known names in rock journalism. Her books include the short story collection Too Weird For Ziggy, the Neil Young biography Reflections In Broken Glass, and A Fistful Of Gitanes, which Leonard Cohen described as "wonderful" and JG Ballard made his book of the year. Born and raised in London, she currently lives in San Francisco.

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"A fascinating tale of a complex man whose music endures and legend still grows." -- Time Out UK

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