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Patrick Deville is a novelist and French cultural attache. He travels widely and has lived in the Middle East, Africa, south-east Asia and Latin America. He is based in Saint-Nazaire, western France, where he is the literary director of a centre for writers and translators. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels, including the bestselling Plague and Cholera, which was shortlisted for every major literary award in France in 2012 and won the Prix Fnac, Prix Femina and Prix des Prix.
PLAGUE AND CHOLEA, Patrick Deville's captivating novel, was a bestseller and shortlisted for every major literary award in France and brings to life the brilliant and courageous Dr. Alexandre Yersin who saved millions of lives. When he was the protégé of Louis Pasteur, he identified and vaccinated against bubonic plague, named in his honour Yersinia pestis. Fuelled by tales of Livingstone and Conrad, Yersin set sail for Asia. A true traveller of the century, he wished to comprehend the universe. Ceaselessly curious and courageous, Yersin stands, a lone genius, against a backdrop of world wars, pandemics, colonialism, progress and decadence.
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