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Richard EderVie Francaise, as the title suggests, is a novel about France. As a novel it is decidedly ragged, but its observations about France and the French achieve, at their best, a sharp insight.
—The New York Times
This not-so-extraordinary Frenchman is delivered to the not-so-extraordinary awareness of having arrived in middle age more...
This not-so-extraordinary Frenchman is delivered to the not-so-extraordinary awareness of having arrived in middle age more a product of his times, his country, and blind chance than a creature of his own free will. Jean-Paul Dubois gives us a man whose life reflects the story – the mind and the heart – of a society coming belatedly, poignantly, and often hilariously to grips with the abiding pain and intermittent beauty of what living has become.
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