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THE HAPPINESS SOWERS (working title)

Cécile Pardi

  • Original Title: LES SEMEURS DE BONHEUR
  • Publication date: October 2017
  • Publisher: Auto-édition
  • Country: FR
  • 112 print pages
  • Dramedy


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Reinventing oneself, Resilience, Facing failure, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Poverty, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Solidarity, Commitment, Friendship, CHARACTERS, Animal


An unemployed woman begins a career as a Bilateral Happiness Agent, spreading joy around her through little missions to improve her entourage’s mood.


Debut novel.

Cécile Pardi is a French writer.


The narrator Perrine is unemployed and quite gloomy. Moreover, her friend Marlène is pregnant and she has no money to buy a gift for her, so that she looks for a second hand layette. One day, she finds both it - thanks to a woman emptying her kids’ coset called Sidonie - and a dog, Fanette. Thus, she is happy and has a coffee at a bar, where she compliments the waitress for her nice attitude and smile. Because Perrine does so in front of the young woman’s grumpy boss, the barmaid is very happy and grateful. Thus, Perrine has an idea; she is to launch a new business called Bilateral Happiness Agency accomplishing missions to spread joy and happiness among the members of her entourage. Her pet Fanette contributes to her success, which soon increases.

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