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La consolante

La consolante

  • Title: La consolante
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  • ISBN : 9782842631529
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  • Language : French
  • Page : 632 pages


Charles Balanda, 47 ans, architecte Paris, apprend incidemment la mort d une femme qu il a connue quand il tait enfant, et adolescent Il d chire la lettre et la jette dans la poubelle de la cuisine Quand il rel ve son pied de la p dale et que le couvercle retombe, clac, il a l impression d avoir referm , temps, une esp ce de bo te de Pandore, et, puisqu il est de Charles Balanda, 47 ans, architecte Paris, apprend incidemment la mort d une femme qu il a connue quand il tait enfant, et adolescent Il d chire la lettre et la jette dans la poubelle de la cuisine Quand il rel ve son pied de la p dale et que le couvercle retombe, clac, il a l impression d avoir referm , temps, une esp ce de bo te de Pandore, et, puisqu il est devant l vier, s asperge le visage en g missant.Retourne ensuite vers les autres Vers la vie Se sent mieux d j Allez C est fini.C est fini, tu comprends Le probl me, c est que non, il ne comprend pas Et il n y retourne pas, vers la vie Il perd l app tit, le sommeil, abandonne plans et projets et va essayer de comprendre pourquoi tour se fissure en lui Et autour de lui Commence alors un long travail de deuil au bout duquel il est oblig de se rendre l vidence l chelle de cette vie ci est illisible et il faut tout reb tir


Author Anna Gavalda

Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award winning novelist.Referred to by Voici magazine as a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker , Anna Gavalda was born in an upper class suburb of Paris While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title Je voudrais que quelqu un m attende quelque part that met with both critical acc




La consolante Reviews (31)

  • This one is hard to read from the beginning I wanted to put this book down than once but as I was waiting for my connecting flight at the airport and had no other book on hand I kept on reading for a few hours and am so happy about it This book gets you and is such a book about love love and love A [..]

  • This book tortured me for about 2 weeks No, it s brilliant, it s captivating, but it hits right in the weakest point of the reader This book is about each of us and none of us Characters Charles his work in Moscow, how funny, how sad I love Gavalda s books but so far this is the one I m endlessly in [..]

  • This is a rather odd book It reminds me of Elizabeth Goudge and Rumer Godden because nothing really seems to happen but there s a story there that s awfully compelling This is a story about life falling apart and coming together About life and death and living despite being dead and the slow decayin [..]

  • While I always enjoy Anna Gavalda s books, this is perhaps my least favourite so far Charles, while reasonably likeable, did not grab me as the central protagonist, and the sudden shift into bucolic fantasy in the last third of the book felt so whimsical that it was ridiculous Both Kate and Anouk re [..]

  • The plot of Consolation is essentially this a man falls headlong into a mid life crisis after learning of the death of a childhood friend But as always seems to be the case with Anna Gavalda, her books are not about plot but about characters She creates people who are so rich and multifaceted that t [..]

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