It is a fictionalized account of part of the life of French author Arthur Rimbaud, based of course on real life events. It came out last week. I preordered it in like January. When I went on one of my Arthur Rimbaud binges. Because if you've read this blog for a while now, you should know that I have a very unhealthy obsession with Rimbaud and his poetry. I discovered this book in January when I was up til all hours of the morning rereading Rimbaud's poetry for the gazillionth time, and then decided to google him to see what other juicy stuff I could find. This is the same time I discovered that Bob Dylan has a song where he mentions Rimbaud (and Verlaine. The song is called "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go", if you're interested), and also the same night I discovered Leo Ferre and his amazingly awesome record of Rimbaud and Verlaine poems put to music. You might say I have a problem. And you would be correct. Anyway, I'm super excited to read this book. I know a lot of it is going to be fiction, but at least it will hold me over next time I get into one of my Rimbaud binges. At least until I buy that really nice French biography of his life..
I'm slowly catching up on all of the blogs I follow too :)