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fromfirstpagetolast rated it 11 months ago
Matteo’s world comes to an end when his 6 year old son Pippo is killed, caught in the middle of a gang war. Guiliana, Pippo’s mother finds the only way she can cope with her grief is to never think of her son again. Matteo meanwhile, finds himself driving around the city of Naples at night. It is on...
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Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 2 years ago
by Laurent Gaudé This story is translated from French and set in Naples, which could be an interesting combination, only the translation seems a little dry. Part of this is because some chapters are written in present tense, which I assume is true to the original. It might work better in French, b...
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Url Phantomhive rated it 3 years ago
Books about books always make me happy, and since I try to diversify my reading I wanted to read this little French book about a man, a book store and a handbag. (In English of course). When Laurent finds a handbag thrown away in the street without a purse but filled with other belongings he is im...
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 3 years ago
I received a copy of this book from the publishers and this is my honest review. Laure is walking home one evening when her bag is stolen. Events take a turn for the worse and she is unable to do anything to track down her much loved possession. Laurent is on his way to the local café the next m...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it 3 years ago
This short novel tells the unusual love story of Laure and Laurent, a couple of Parisians no longer in the flush of youth. I know, “Laure and Laurent,” sounds a little too precious, but don’t worry. This is a French novel––never too sweet; just a small, delicious mouthful of a novel. You can eas...
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