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The American debut we've all been waiting for by international bestselling author, Anna Gavalda.

Hailed by Voici as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker," prize-winning Anna Gavalda has caused an international sensation with this dazzling collection of short stories selling over 700,000 copies in her native France. With arresting naturalism, a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply — and beautifully — of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, provoking reflection, pain, and laughter in equal measure. The stories in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere are as wicked as they are insightful, as stylish as they are sparse, as fiercely unsentimental as they are emotionally wrought.

Review:

"12 jaunty short stories about heartache and love by a young prize-winning French writer....Deftly translated by Marker, this uneven but entertaining collection displays a deliciously Gallic insouciance." Publishers Weekly

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"You can't help falling in love with these short stories. Each is more lively, bold, acerbic, and witty than the last." L'Humanite

Synopsis:

With arresting naturalism and a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda, "a gifted literary stylist" (Vogue), has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, evoking reflection, pain, and laughter in equal measure. The stories in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere are as wicked as they are insightful, as stylish as they are sparse, as fiercely unsentimental as they are emotionally wrought.

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Collects eleven short stories about individuals longing to connect with others.

Synopsis:

Hailed by "Voici" as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker," prize-winning Anna Gavalda has caused an international sensation with this dazzling collection of short stories selling over 700,000 copies in her native France.

Table of Contents

Courting Rituals of the Saint-Germain-des-Pres 1
Pregnant 15
This Man and This Woman 31
The Opel Touch 35
Amber 47
Leave 59
Lead Story 79
Catgut 93
Junior 101
For Years 118
Clic-Clac 138
Epilogue 171

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573223553
Translator:
Marker, Karen L.
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Translator:
Marker, Karen L.
Author:
Gavalda, Anna
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
December 2, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
1800x500
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 208 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573223553 Reviews:
"Review" by , "12 jaunty short stories about heartache and love by a young prize-winning French writer....Deftly translated by Marker, this uneven but entertaining collection displays a deliciously Gallic insouciance."
"Review" by , "You can't help falling in love with these short stories. Each is more lively, bold, acerbic, and witty than the last."
"Synopsis" by , With arresting naturalism and a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda, "a gifted literary stylist" (Vogue), has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, evoking reflection, pain, and laughter in equal measure. The stories in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere are as wicked as they are insightful, as stylish as they are sparse, as fiercely unsentimental as they are emotionally wrought.
"Synopsis" by , Collects eleven short stories about individuals longing to connect with others.
"Synopsis" by , Hailed by "Voici" as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker," prize-winning Anna Gavalda has caused an international sensation with this dazzling collection of short stories selling over 700,000 copies in her native France.
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