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Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 01:11 AM  posted by sysadmin

A beautiful visual tone poem about the Seine. The Seine plays a huge part in both The French Art of Stealing and its sequel, The French Art of Revenge.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

In Paris, it’s mostly about the hat… and the attitude.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Champs-Élysées à la present. Lots of private art galleries in this wealthy shopping district.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The French Art of Revenge begins in a private art gallery on the Champs-Élysées, on a snowy evening like this one (portrayed by artist Antoine Blanchard). The novel is set in the present, but the appearance of the Champs-Élysées has changed very little since the 19th century.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

liquidnight:

Rue Brantôme, Paris, 1947, From Izis: Captive Dreams – Photographs, 1944-80

The magical adventures of Paris also hold dangers and illicit thrills.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

francoise-larouge:

Paris, Place de la Réunion Photographie©30-10-2014Françoise Larouge

The French Art of Revenge captures the magical essence of Paris: the feeling that, around every corner, a world of excitement, adventure and beauty awaits you.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

A frosting of snow now covered the graves; the denuded flower bushes showed only thorns.”—Mark Zero

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

“The snow had transformed this usually busy street into a vast, empty Impressionist landscape; street lamps dotted the white sky with yellow pools of light.”—Mark Zero

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

“The snow created a holiday of disgruntlement. People gave each other rueful grins as they slipped and slid on the icy sidewalks, everyone secretly happy to share a new reason for complaint.”—Mark Zero

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 09:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

City of Light… and Snow. Wintertime Paris is the setting for The French Art of Revenge.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero