Arcadia Books recently set me this beautifully intriguing book from a young French writer. I love everything to do with France…French fashion, French films and French literature and this fabulous book is translated from French (if I could read French better I’d love to read it in its original form).
Its a very tiny book, which I think adds to its elegance, but its eccentricity (you probably already know I like unusual books) makes you feel like you’ve just read an epic, despite the fact it took me just an hour and a half to finish it.
Its interwoven story of mundane characters who are all quietly suffering whilst the world just carries on around them. I found the descriptions very moving and you really get a sense of the different way people live their lives; stuck in a cycle of self pity. Its very cleverly written, and I felt like I wanted to read it all over again as soon as I had finished just to see if any of the characters had progressed with their lives. I think this is a very special book that deserves recognition.
I was also lucky enough to have my mini review posted on the back cover, there I am on the left at the bottom! Thank you so much to Karen at Arcadia Books for letting me be part of this super book, I can’t wait to share the story with other people.