matin brun

The Guardian has a brief article on a new book by Franck Pavloff, titled Matin Brun (“Brown Morning”), which is outselling those by well-known authors in France. The premise:
“In [this] fable, a fascist movement in an unidentified country bans all pets except brown ones. Dog and cat owners who once owned animals of other colours are arrested in dawn raids.”
The book was written in 1998 as part of an anthology, but right-winger Jean-Marie Le Pen’s shocking win in the first round of the French elections in 2002 made the book a best-seller after it was reviewed on France-Inter. The book is now out of stock at Amazon France, but you can buy it here.