Jul 14, Leah rated it it was amazing Recommended to Leah by: Jamie Shelves: general-fiction , heartbreaking This book was recommended to me by Jamie, and it was a perfect rec, thank you so much, lady. Translated from French to English, Hunting and Gathering is a character - rather than plot - driven, slice of life portrait. As I read further, I began to realize: There it is. This book is like a Sempe drawing. This book was recommended to me by Jamie, and it was a perfect rec, thank you so much, lady. It is graceful and gentle and detailed, despite looking right into the heart of something that would otherwise revolt or depress.
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It is the captivating, quirky, funny, tenderly ironic story of a collection of misfits in contemporary Paris - a near-anorexic artist, a chef, his granny, and a sad-sack aristocrat - who together become something more than the sum of their parts and make for a perfect novel. Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner, and lives in a tiny attic room. Philibert Marquet de La Durbelliere is a stammering, erudite aristocrat who sells postcards outside a museum.
One evening, he overcomes his own excruciating reticence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her freezing garret, and instal her in the large, ornate apartment he is caretaking downstairs. Together, this curious, damaged little quartet may be able to face the world Gorgeously original, full of wry humour and razor-sharp observation, redolent of Paris, its foibles, its food, and its neglected corners, "Hunting and Gathering" is a universal story about despair, love, and the virtues of ensemble-playing in a naughty world.
Her work, including another short novel, has been translated into thirty-six languages. The mother of two small children, she lives and writes just outside Paris. Comprar usado Dispatched, from the UK, within
Hunting and Gathering
Gardashicage It actually punched me in the heart a few times. With Gavalda, resignation, a longing for stasis, is a virtue. This book was recommended to me by Jamie, and it was a perfect rec, thank you so much, lady. Same book and author 2 17 Dec 25, It just really irritated me.
Hunting and Gathering
Twenty-six year old Camille Fauque works on a night cleaning crew. This seventh floor studio is minuscule, unheated, crumbling. The lavatory is "Turkish": a shared squat toilet topped by a showerhead. To wash, Camille pushes a grate over the toilet. At five feet, nine inches, she weighs pounds and is dedicated less to anorexia than eradicating her existence. A terrible past -- the only true tension in the story -- is intimated and gradually revealed.
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