Having collected, among other things, cocktail sticks, electoral campaign badges, paintings of moored ships, rabbits' feet, noises at five in the morning, Croatian maxims, staircase ornaments, the first pages of novels, the labels on melons, birds' eggs, moments with you, hangmen's nooses, Hector finally falls in love.
It's the way she washes windows that does it for him. And so begins his new infatuation, a collection (and recollection) of beautifully observed moments spent observing his wife's every move.
A stirring portrayal of erotic obsession and its whims.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Telegram Books
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846590450
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Review by gibbon
This novel may be fascinating in the original French. Unfortunately the translation into English is so bad that we shall never know. The quotation on the front cover "Worthy of Woody Allen" from the well-known literary magazine "Glamour" is not a compliment.