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All my friends

Author: Marie NDiaye; Jordan Stump
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Two Lines Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A moody and beautiful reflection on relationships, and how our idea of the world too often fails to match reality, All My Friends delivers five stories that probe the boundaries between individuals to mediate on how well we really know anybody, including ourselves. Written in hypnotic prose with characters both fully fleshed and unfathomable, All My Friends opens with the fraught love story of a man who has fallen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Short stories, French
Short stories
Short stories, Senegalese (French)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie NDiaye; Jordan Stump
ISBN: 9781931883238 1931883238
OCLC Number: 820531302
Language Note: Translated from the French. Original title: Tous mes amis.
Description: 140 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: All my friends --
The death of Claude François --
The boys --
Brulard's day --
Revelation.
Other Titles: Tous mes amis.
Responsibility: Marie Ndiaye ; translated by Jordan Stump.

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A moody and beautiful reflection on relationships, and how our idea of the world too often fails to match reality, All My Friends delivers five stories that probe the boundaries between individuals to mediate on how well we really know anybody, including ourselves. Written in hypnotic prose with characters both fully fleshed and unfathomable, All My Friends opens with the fraught love story of a man who has fallen for his housekeeper, his student of many years ago. Losing his grip as he feels his own family turning against him, he plots romance between the housekeeper and an old friend, whom he thinks is perfect for her. Later NDiaye gives us the harsh tale of a young boy longing to escape his life of poverty by becoming a sex slave, just like the beautiful young man that lived next door. And when a woman takes her mentally challenged son on a bus ride to the city, they both know that she'll return, but he won't. Chilling, provocative, and touching, this is an unflinching look at the personal horrors we fight every day to suppress.

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