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Though told as a linear narrative , the novel employs surrealism and contains multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week. One of the main plot lines concerns a newlywed man whose wife develops a rare and bizarre illness that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers. The book has been translated several times into English under different titles. Froth on the Daydream has been adapted into three feature films, two music albums, and an opera. In a surreal world where animals and inanimate objects reflect the emotions of humans, Colin is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish valet , Nicholas, and a loyal best friend, Chick.
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Still, ask for Boris Vian in the hippest bookstores in New York and you hear crickets. It was his mouth, with its plush lips, that gave him away: Vian was trained as an engineer, but jazz was his religion, the trumpet his instrument, Duke Ellington the godfather to his daughter. Starting during the Occupation, he played all over Paris. For Vian, being, not its nothingness, was the point. He was frenetically productive, writing poems, plays, reviews, radio programs, songs, and novels upon novels. His brain was always cooking, and for good reason. The rottenest of the rotten.