Henri Cueco Conversations with My Gardener

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Conversations with My Gardener

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The situation could not be simpler: two men, both in advancing years, conversing in a garden deep in the French countryside. One is an artist, the other his gardener. On finishing his work, the gardener enters the studio and looks over the artist’s shoulder. As the artist draws, the gardener talks about his youth, his family, his travels, his health, and of course, the pleasures of gardening. Sometimes the artist responds, sometimes he just listens; but all the while, the bond between these two very different men is deepening. Their friendship produces many moments of dry humor, such as when the gardener visits the artist in Paris and brings an anvil along in his luggage. There are also moments of profundity as the two friends reflect on their own mortality and the equally taxing question of whether a lettuce can be as beautiful as a painting.

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Henri Cueco is an artist and writer. He lives in France.

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* Film tie-in starring Daniel Auteuil, due for release Summer 2007 * 'The charm of this book lies in its characters' easy discourse on the minutiae of everyday life' Observer Review * 'A very gentle rebuttle to the argument that the art of conversation has been lost' The Herald (Glasgow) * 'It shows why it is worth bothering with dustballs and idle chat. Like many French films- a good Rohmer, for instance- its romance lies in the way it reminds you that there is great pleasure to be had in focusing on the mundane' Telegraph (Art&Books) * 'This curious memoir of a friendship is almost entirely dialogue. At first it seems merely cute... but it gradually exerts a poignant fascination' Guardian

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