Hunting and Gathering
Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate lives-and filled with the "humanity and wit" (Marie Claire) that has made it a bestselling sensation in France-Gavalda explores the twists of fate... show more
Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate lives-and filled with the "humanity and wit" (Marie Claire) that has made it a bestselling sensation in France-Gavalda explores the twists of fate that connect four people in Paris. Comprised of a starving artist, her shy, aristocratic neighbor, his obnoxious but talented roommate, and a neglected grandmother, this curious, damaged quartet may be hopeless apart, but together, they may just be able to face the world.
Publish date: April 3rd 2007
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 488
Edition language: English
3.5When it was good, it was marvelous and when it was bad, it was supremely boring.Here's how it went-I think I should backtrack a bit. When it was bad, it was supremely boring and eye-roll-inducing and happy.It's amazing how a book that starts off with such depressing characters in such deep shits ...
Devo esser sincera: il nome dell'autrice mi ha tratto in inganno! Se avessi saputo che era francese, mai e poi mai avrei letto questo libro, figuriamoci comprarlo.. Pregiudizi? Sì!!! O meglio, mi è capitato di leggere alcune autrici francesi e l'esperimento non è quasi mai andato a buon fine.. Mi er...
4 unterschiedliche Charaktere werden Wohnungs- und Schicksalsgenossenin Paris. Da ist die magersüchtige Camille, die großes künstlerischesPotential besitzt, aber die Kunstakademie hat sausen lassen und nunnachts putzen geht um sich über Wasser zu halten. Franck, istFrauenschwarm und leidenschaftlich...
The only complaint I have about this book is that I can't speak (or read) fluent French yet, and so it'll be a while before I can read the original. A masterpiece.(This happens to be approximately the 10th time I've read the point in the past year or so, and my opinion still hasn't changed)
I read a little over 100 pages of this and found that I couldn't care about any of the characters. I'm seeing a pattern emerging that tells me I should probably stick to non-fiction when it comes to France. I've enjoyed a lot of non-fiction about France, but French novelists just don't seem to wor...
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