A love te is delivered anymously to each inhabitant of Piazza Guy d'Arezzo in Brussels one morning, triggering a series of adventures that, over 600 pages, develop into a sumptuous comedy of manners that is sexy, sensual, affecting and encyclopaedic. Employing a roving camera technique that recalls the stylish cinematic tradition of French New Wave, The Carousel of Pleasure is a sexual and romantic saga told with a master storyteller's feel for character and plot, and a philosopher's preoccupation with what makes life truly worthwhile.
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is one of Europe's most popular and acclaimed authors and playwrights. His many novels and story collections include The Most Beautiful Bookin the World (Europa, 2009), Oscar and the Lady in Pink, and Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran. A keen music lover, Schmitt has also translated into French The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni from the original Italian. In 2001, he was awarded the French Academy's Grand Prix du Theatre. Schmitt divides his time between Paris and Brussels.