The Origin of the World Paperback / softback
Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series
This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon's luminous exploration of the mysteries of desire.
A young teacher takes his first job in a sleepy French town.
Lost in a succession of rainy days and sleepless nights, he falls under the spell of a town resident, a woman of seductive beauty and singular charm. Yvonne. Yvonne. "Everything about her screamed desire...setting something in motion while settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head slightly, gold earrings brushing her cheek while she watched you or watched nothing at all; this desire was open, like a wound; and she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion." Michon probes the destructive powers of passion and the consuming need for love in this heartbreaking novel.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 04/02/2014
- Category: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
- ISBN: 9780300180701
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