At 80, Max Opass is still reeling from the death of his wife a year earlier. He decides to have his wife's portrait painted from his favourite photographs of her and picks five arbritary phone numbers under "artists". The story follows Max's comical and moving encounters with the artists.
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agnes desarthe is a prize-winning author of children's books, and has published three books for adults, of which Five Photos of My Wife is the latest.Review:
`Desarthe is a daring and imaginative writer. Through Max Opass, she lets her lucid prose plunder dreams and question the meaning of existence.'Observer`A rare tribute to the love of a wife... Desarthe's novel, lucidly translated by Adriana Hunter, is delicate, subtle and full of charm.'Daily Mail`Ageing and frailty, both physical and emotinal, are rarely presented with such sheer beauty. Five Photos of My Wife has a limpid, effortless elegance: prose by Chanel.'Scotland on Sunday
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Book Description Flamingo, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Published by Flamingo in 2001. Paperback, 176 pages. New book. The book has not been read, it is in perfect condition, cover and pages are not damaged. Bookseller Inventory # 6021
Book Description Flamingo, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007100922