The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Another mordantly hysterical tale from the author of the cult favorite How I Became Stupid

A funny yet poignant tour of one young man's existential crisis, The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection is another short novel from France's Martin Page. Virgil comes home from work one day to a message on his answering machine-his girlfriend is breaking up with him. This news should be devastating, but instead it's deeply troubling, because Virgil doesn't...
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The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection: A Novel

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Overview

Another mordantly hysterical tale from the author of the cult favorite How I Became Stupid

A funny yet poignant tour of one young man's existential crisis, The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection is another short novel from France's Martin Page. Virgil comes home from work one day to a message on his answering machine-his girlfriend is breaking up with him. This news should be devastating, but instead it's deeply troubling, because Virgil doesn't know the woman and doesn't have any memory of being in a relationship with her. The event sends Virgile into a tailspin of unrelenting self-analysis, causing him to question his memory, his sanity, even his worth as a lover. The seamless translation by Bruce Benderson perfectly captures Page's delicate, witty style, bringing this audacious gem of a novel to English-speaking audiences.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101196632
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 144 KB

Meet the Author

Martin Page was born in 1975. He is a student of anthropology. This is his first novel.


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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Great Concept, Exceptionally POOR Ending!

    Have you ever read a book and loved most everything about it but the ending stunk? This is one of those books! I remember LAST feeling this way when I read The Practice by John Grisham. Like this book, I was loving it until the ending. It seems to me that Martin Page got bored and just slapped the ending together. Up until that point, I would have given the book 3 stars. Worth reading, but nothing stellar! Because of the ending I can't recommend this book. Please don't waste your time!

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