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Title:
Happy are the happy
Author:
Reza, Yasmina.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Heureux les heureux. English
Publication Information:
New York : Other Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
148 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
This citation of Borges resonates with every character in Yasmina Reza's novel, except that they are never so lucky. In fact, what happens to them is the exact opposite of what they crave. The twenty short chapters that make up this unusual book deal with both marital and extramarital vicissitudes, the elusiveness of intimacy, the fear of loneliness, and the desire to be loved or at least understood just once in our lives. The mixing of tones--cruelty and despair competing with humor and fantasy--and the quality of the monologues--taut and highly original--adds to the novel's virtuosity. This is without a doubt Reza's most accomplished work.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781590516928

9781590516935
Format :
Book