The Reader on the 6.27

The Reader on the 6.27

by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz


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Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, Guylain Vignolles has but one pleasure in life. Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. It's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. Julie feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author. This is a tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, each of whom touches Guylain's life for the better. This captivating novel is a warm, funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most downtrodden of lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781509836857
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent's short stories have twice won the International Hemingway Award. Ros Schwartz has translated more than 60 works of fiction and nonfiction from French, including a new translation of The Little Prince. In 2009 she was made a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her services to French literature.

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The Reader on the 6.27 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a bittersweet story of people that see ed to have fallen between the cracks of life, but as they connect with one another, it seems as though it is the rest of the world that has fallen between the cracks.