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Hailed by Voici as “a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker,” prize-winning Anna Gavalda has caused an international sensation with this dazzling collection of short stories selling overcopies in her native France.
With arresting naturalism, a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply—and beautifully—of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, provoking reflection, pain, and laughter in equal measure.
Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part (9 des 12 nouvelles)
The stories in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere are as wicked as they are insightful, as stylish as they are sparse, as fiercely unsentimental as they are emotionally wrought. For people who like: French literature, short stories about human relationships of any kind. But better late than never. I have never read anything by Anna Gavalda, but this little book with short stories turned me into a fan. A very short story about a chance encounter, the following dinner and a wrong glance at the wrong time that breaks the deal.
It made me uncomfortable from page 1 and I checked the original title to see whether the German or the English translator took some liberty here. In fact, it was the English one, as the original title is I.
From the start I knew where this was going, however, the end is even worse than I imagined. On only three and a half pages we learn about the rather dreadful life of a rich couple.
They are lost in their own trains of thought. A young student who works in a shop to make some money on the gavaldw is having a crisis due to the lack of love in her life.
Her sister comes to the rescue. I think we all know those situations and can relate. While I permisskon reading permissionn story I was wondering continuously whether it would have a good or bad ending.
I wanted it to end well so badly. Only the last line gives us some sort of clue. Another good story about the rivalry between brothers, the one a recruit on home leave, the other a golden boy, about a girl.
The ending is slightly pdrmission from what you might expect. Oh, btw, the book title is taken from this story. This is about a man who finds out that he is responsible for a big traffic accident with many people dead or injured.
The Bowed Bookshelf: French Leave by Anna Gavalda
Most of the stories in the book are open ended and as far as I am concerned this is a good thing. I liked the calmness and courage very much in which the woman gets her revenge on the rapists. OMG, what a fun story! I can just imagine the scene. What do we learn from this story? Again this is about a blossoming love and how the two people get together. I really liked the main character and his two sisters.
The whole story is quite realistic, too. An author presumably AG herself tries to sell her book with short stories to a publishing house. The invitation to meet the publisher turns out to be a gavalsa different than what she expected. I was so pleased with those stories that I swapped the original French version and will give it a go.
Wow, this will be the first time in about 20 years for me to read a French book, I am really looking forward to that.
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Notify me of new posts by email. French literature, short stories about human relationships of any kind My thoughts: The Opel Touch The Opel Touch A young student who works in a shop to make some money on the side is having a crisis due to the lack of love in her life.
Amber Ambre While I was reading this story I was wondering continuously whether it would have a good or bad ending. Leave Permission Another good story about the rivalry between brothers, the one a recruit on permisslon leave, the other a golden permisslon, about a girl. Lead Story Le fait du snna This is about a man who finds out that he is responsible for a big traffic accident with many people dead or injured. Junior Junior OMG, what a fun story!
Clic-Clac Clic-Clac Again gavlda is about a blossoming love and how the two people get together. Epilogue Epilogue An author presumably AG herself tries to sell her book with short stories to a publishing house. How to Motivate Employees Reply.