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One hour of fervor / Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.

Barbery, Muriel, 1969- (Author). Anderson, Alison, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9798889660040
  • Physical Description: 218 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Eeditions, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes a story of one man's promise to keep a secret that will keep him at a remove from the greatest joy in his life. One night at a party of artists and intellectuals in Kyoto, Japanese art dealer Haru encounters a woman who unsettles him more than anyone else ever has and he is compelled to know her. Maud, a French woman passing through Japan, is distant. Her cold gaze challenges any exchange, yet she is drawn to Haru. After spending ten intense nights together, Maud leaves without a word. When he learns that she is carrying his child, Haru is determined to find her.. But his advances are unwelcome. Maud wants to raise the child alone, and extracts a heartbreaking promise from him to stay out of their lives. In her poetically precise prose, Muriel Barbery explores beauty and the deep love of a father, but also captures the darkness that pushes people apart. --from publisher's website.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Promises > Fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Douglas Library - North Canaan.


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