Froth on the Daydream

Froth on the Daydream ( also called 'Mood Indigo' or 'Foam of the Daze' )

( French - L'Ecume des jours - 1947 )

novel by Boris Vian

translated by Stanley Chapman

Published: Rapp & Carroll - hardback - 1967
ISBN: none

Quartet Books - paperback - 1988
ISBN: 0704300621 / 9780704300620

as 'Mood Indigo' ( translated by John Sturrock )
Grove Press - hardback and ( trade? ) paperback - 1968
ISBN: none

as 'Foam of the Daze' ( translated by Brian Harper )
TamTam Books - paperback - 2003
ISBN: 0966234634 / 9780966234633

A jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian's novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance, absurdity and the frailty of life. Foam of the Daze is a nimble-fingered masterpiece that is both witty and incredibly moving. It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and the love of his life Chloe, who develops a water lily in her lung. The supporting cast includes Chick, an obsessive collector of noted philosopher Jean-Sol Partre's books and stained pants, and Nicolas who is a combination of P.G. Wodehouse's fictional butler Jeeves and the Green Hornet's Kato. The soul of the book is about the nature of life disappearing and loving things intensely as if one was making love on a live grenade!


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