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A best-selling allegory, written in protest when extreme right-wing politician Jean Marie Le Pen surged in popularity in France
You are living a fine life. You read the newspaper and play cards with friends. Gradually-things start to change. You are told that brown is the only acceptable color: if you have a black dog, put it to sleep. Buy a brown one. Add "brown" at the end of each sentence. Books are being burned. But you don't notice. People still go to cafes; you feel secure. You get a friendly new brown doghow nice!
Only later do you realize that you have been a willing victim to a government that demands your conformity in all things. And by the time realization hitsit's too late.
Franck Pavloff's international best-selling allegory was written as a protest when the Rhone-Alps region of France leaned to the politics of the extreme right. Originally published in French, Brown Morning has now sold over 500,000 copies in Europe. It is a powerful wake-up call to all individuals to pay attention to what their governments are doingand how they expect their citizens to think.
"A lucid starting-point for a debate on civic responsibility, diversity, and democracy, Pavloff's story deserves to become a classroom classic.
Review of Contemporary Fiction
Illustrated with brown-and-white graphics, this book includes the original French text, Matin Brun.
Franck Pavloff is a psychologist and a specialist in children's rights worldwide. He is a poet and author of many novels for adults and young readers and lives in Grenoble, France.
Copublished with The O'Brien Press, Dublin
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32 pp. 5 x 7 3/4
Bilingual Edition: English and French
ISBN 978-0-299-20074-9 Paper $5.95 t
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