By Lorenza Foschini
Jacques GuÉrin used to be a renowned businessman on the head of his family's profitable body spray corporation, yet his genuine ardour used to be for infrequent books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was once a tender guy, he frequented the antiquarian bookshops of Paris looking for misplaced, forgotten treasures. the final word prize? whatever from the arms of Marcel Proust. GuÉrin pointed out with Proust extra deeply than with the other author, and while affliction introduced him by accident lower than the care of Marcel's brother, Dr. Robert Proust, he observed it as a awesome chance. Shamed by means of Marcel's extravagant writings, embarrassed by way of his homosexuality, and indignant by means of his omit for bourgeois respectability, his kin had all started to intentionally spoil and promote their inheritance of his notebooks, letters, manuscripts, furni-ture, and private results. Horrified by way of the destruction, and fed on with hope, GuÉrin ingratiated himself with Marcel's heirs, placating them with money and kindness in trade for the writer's worthy, infrequent fabric is still. After years of relentless persuasion, GuÉrin was once eventually rewarded with a hugely own prize, one he had by no means dreamed of owning, a relic he valuable to the top of his lengthy existence: Proust's overcoat. Proust's Overcoat introduces a forged of fascinating and unforgettable characters, every one encouraged and suffering from Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned gadgets. jointly they display a curious and compelling story of misplaced and located, of universal issues and unusual wants.