The Green and the Red

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Ashland Creek Press
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5.24 X 0.43 X 7.99 inches | 0.48 pounds
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About the Author
Armand Chauvel is a French journalist and correspondent for Spain and Portugal. Born in France to an extended family of Burgundian winemakers, he spent a large part of his childhood in Senegal and Brazil due to his father's work as a tropical agronomist. Armand studied journalism in Paris before taking work in Portugal and later in Spain. Although his journalistic focus is the economy and the business world, Armand is also passionate about the arts. He studied painting in Lisbon as well as playwriting and scriptwriting in Paris before tackling the novel genre. He became a vegetarian in 2006 after viewing the documentary Earthlings, and since then has taken a growing interest in the vegan diet and philosophy. In September 2012, Armand founded the French-language blog Vegeshopper, which explores consumerism from a vegetarian/vegan perspective and features interviews on the subject with notable individuals. Armand currently resides in Barcelona with his wife and their young son. The Green and the Red is his first published novel.
Elisabeth Lyman is from the American Midwest, where she studied French, Arabic, Spanish, and linguistics before moving to San Francisco to complete a graduate degree in teaching English as a second language. She then taught for several years before pursuing further studies in French-to-English translation and establishing herself as a freelance translator. In 2009, Elisabeth moved to Paris and there found many new opportunities to contribute to creative and literary projects through her translation work. Already a vegetarian for several years, she was inspired by the small but vibrant vegan community in France to learn more about this way of eating and living-an exploration that led to embracing veganism and developing a passion for the culinary arts. Elisabeth now divides her time between translating, cooking, and discovering the secrets of the City of Light.

"Armand Chauvel's first novel is an entertaining tale of two people with strong career goals and stronger opinions on what to eat...the satire makes for a light and funny read, no matter where one falls on the dietary spectrum between herbivore and carnivore...Beneath the satire, though, are real questions about food consumption." -- Jenna Gersie, The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada

"The passion for meat and the habit of eating it will become, in the West, one of the ways in which our morality will be tested. Those who keep doing it will no longer be able to rely on tradition and custom-they will have to devise a good justification for what other fellow citizens regard with horror. This is a novel about the political morality of meat eating-and it is very well done." -- Bruno Latour, philosopher, sociologist, anthropologist, and 2013 Holberg Prize Winner

"Chauvel explores the realms of human attraction despite obvious differences, as well as the lengths some will go to in order to preserve one's own rationales. Touching on a wide array of human emotion and behavior, including deceit, manipulation, guilt, and regret, Chauvel does a remarkable job of demonstrating the complexities of the human psyche, as well as the consequences-both personal and global-of such." -- Karuna for Animals