The Art of Regret
Coming October 2019!
In The Art of Regret, a novel by Mary Fleming, late-thirty-something American Trevor McFarquhar is doing his best to lead an aimless and apathetic existence in Paris. Full of resentment and unresolved feelings toward his bourgeois family, and still mourning the long-ago deaths of his young sister and, a year later, his father, Trevor abandoned an early career as a photographer and now half-heartedly runs a bicycle shop, while pursuing various women he terms Casuals. But the 1995 French transport strike and a liaison dangereuse with his sister-in-law upend Trevor’s plan for non-living. Five years later, humbled by his immoral act, tired of his desultory life and actually missing his family, Trevor is given a second chance to find redemption and even love.
Elizabeth Teller, a forty-something Anglo-American living in Paris, has it all: a well-connected French architect husband, four children and a job at a revered French publishing house. But with the sudden appearance of a former lover, a less glorious past comes back to haunt her. The dream life begins to crumble. A darker side of pretty Paris emerges. More info