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GUYS LIKE ME

3 Aug
Librairie Artheme Fayard 2007  First published in French as Les Types Comme moi New Vessel Press 2015 French to American translation by Howard Curtis Soft cover novella fiction 144 pages

Librairie Artheme Fayard 2007
First published in French as Les Types Comme moi
New Vessel Press 2015 French to American translation by Howard Curtis
Soft cover novella fiction 144 pages

You ever read a book and turn the last page knowing absolutely nothing about what you just read, yet, the entire time you were reading you just couldn’t stop?

This is the story about a working class guy with whom we are never introduced. He is our nameless first person voice. This is a quiet story about three middle-aged friends who live in a suburb just outside Paris, and find that they are ‘similarly adrift’. This is a story about any one of us –

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The melody from Fabre’s writing emanates off every page. A soothing melody that finds itself in seamless alliance with the three characters who want nothing more than something else. A flawless subdued tone that keeps the reader engaged.

La Quinzaine Litteraire says Dominique Fabre is “An author who lays bare the essence of Paris.” I say, Dominique Fabre is “An author who lays bare the essence of ….. [humanity].”

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