The Origin of the World

Michon, Pierre

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Synopsis: Fiction. Translated from the French by Wyatt Alexander Mason. Pierre Michon is one of the foremost contemporary French writers. He has won many prizes, including the Prix de la Ville de Paris. In THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, a twenty-year-old takes his first teaching job in a sleepy French town. Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of one of the town's residents, Yvonne. "Everything about her screamed desire, something that people say enough that it's almost meaningless, but it was a quality that she gave of generously to everyone, to herself, to nothing, when she was alone and had forgotten herself, setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion. But what are words?"

About the Author: Pierre Michon, "one of the best-kept secrets of modern French prose" (Publishers Weekly), is an author of high acclaim in France and Europe. He was winner in 1984 of the Prix France Culture for his first novel, Vies minuscules, and the Prix de la Ville de Paris in 1996 for his body of work. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Dutch, and Italian.

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