With her husband Julien away on business much of the time, and now a second child on the way, Sonia finds herself drawn into the darker corners of life in her block. She finds herself sucked speedily into the maelstrom of two neighbours' sordid lethargy and ordinary cruelty.
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agnes desarthe is a prize-winning, best-selling and much-loved author of fiction for children and adults in her native France. Her work is translated into al the major European languages. Good Intentions is her second novel for adults to be published in English.Review:
from the reviews for Five Photos of My Wife: A rare tribute to the love of a wife Desarthe's gentle novel, lucidly translated by Adriana Hunter, is the kind of mood piece at which the French excel. While many kinds of art are evoked (acrylic, oils, collage and video), her own prose suggests a watercolour - delicate, subtle and full of charm.' Michael Arditti, Daily Mail 'From the memories of an old man, Agn?s Desarthe has carved out a novel of irresistible charm. It is sober, tender, moving, underpinned by the disorienting wit of the hero Max, and haunted by his unforgettable wife Telma. Desarthe is a master at expressing the unspeakable truths of daily life and of time passing.' Madame Figaro 'Well told, elegantly conceived and constructed' Dominic Bradbury, The Times
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Book Description Flamingo, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7100930