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This is what it means to write with economy. All of these short stories — and most of them are very short— are told in the first person. No flowery metaphors here. The voices do the heavy lifting, creating these little gems that are revealing and poignant. What Gavalda does with so few words is amazing.
While many are emotionally affecting and thought-provoking, there is humor too. There is much said on Goodreads about the unreliabi This is what it means to write with economy. There is much said on Goodreads about the unreliability of first person narrators, as though it were a formulaic rule that a first-person narrative is always unreliable.
They know what their problem is. Not that it changes anything. Other times their character traits, and not necessarily undesirable ones, lead them in directions that will wreck their lives, but circumstances have tripped them up.
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But character is fate. I will be reading more of her. A shout-out, too, to translator Karen L. View all 6 comments.
Anna Gavalda, ma dajem joj 6 zvijezdica. Pisano je jednostavnim stilom i u svakoj se osjeti mala provokacija. Oh, how I love this book. Ever ;ermission I read this for the first time in early ‘s, it has been one of my all time favorite short story collections.
Pernission this second reading, I still love it. Each permisison story paints such a vivid picture with only few words. The stories are shocking, hilarious and heartfelt. Anna Gavalda, when you are good, you are really good.
Cartea o recomand cu mare drag! Parfois, ce train-train sourdement mortel tombe le masque et avoue sa part noire. Alors ils tendent la main pour voir s’il goutte, et leur paume rencontre du pl Je voudrais Alors ils tendent la main pour voir s’il goutte, et leur paume rencontre du plomb fondu.
Jan 11, Nathalie P. Des nouvelles qui ne durent jamais plus d’une dizaine de pages mais qui marque, qui choque, qui font sourire, rire, pleurer. My favourite book ever. You really have to like this tipe of writing because otherwise you won’t like it at all. Of all the stories in the book, my personal favourite is the story about the young boy coming home and wishing that someone were there waiting for him somewhere.
View all 4 comments. Mar 20, M. Ce livre est magnifique. An enchanting collection of short stories. I read this year after year. The stories are different, but the elegance of Gavalda’s language is uniform throughout. I realllly loved this book because I think there is something undeniably beautiful about human frailties Galvada does this so masterfully and with so much tenderness I can’t recomme An enchanting collection of short stories.
I can’t recommend this collection enough. If you’re soft-hearted and believe in the power of storytelling to better understand our world and the people who populate it, this is a must read! My favorites are “For Years” and “Clic-Clac”. I’ve recently made it a goal to read more short stories.
I hoped this would reveal a great contrast – from reading full length novels where characters have hundreds of pages to unfold, to then see what a writer can do with less. Less is more for Anna Gavalda! Not only do the characters in “I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere” shine through in each story, but so do so many facets of the human nature: This is a perfect collection of th I’ve recently made it a goal to read more short stories.
This is a perfect collection of the imperfections in life. 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 under the title “Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part” that met with both critical acc Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.
I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda
While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in under the title “Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part” that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the “Grand Prix RTL-Lire.
Inspired by the failure of her own marriage, it too was a major literary success and a bestseller and was followed by the short 96 pages juvenile novel 35 kilos d’espoir 95 Pounds of Hope that she said she wrote “to pay tribute to those of my students who were dunces in school but otherwise fantastic people”.
Inher third novel, “Ensemble c’est tout,” focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house: The page book is a bestseller in France and has been translated into English as Hunting and Gathering. As ofher three books have sold more than 3 million copies in France.
Divorced, and the mother of two, Gavalda lives in the city of Melun, Seine-et-Marne, about 50 km southeast of Paris. In addition to writing novels, she also contributes to Elle magazine. Books by Anna Gavalda.
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