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Samuel Perlman, the elderly narrator of Yasmina Rezas deliriously dyspeptic novel, is surrounded by happy people. His wife Nancy is thrilled to be a member of the human race. His grown son is content crisscrossing the world to “sample exotic fruit with the savages.” But Samuel himself refuses to be happy and his attempt to explain his refusal (half to his son and half to himself) generates an epic, blasphemous, and hilarious rant against the compromises of his life.

Whether he is recounting his pal Lionels heroic battle against impotence; lamenting the loss of his great love, the irresistible Marisa Botton; or pondering the possibility of a new love in the person of one Genevieve Abramowitz, the droll, irascible Perlman is one of the great talkers of contemporary fiction. And Desolation is one of the most dazzling performances ever written for one voice.

About the Author

Yasmina Reza is a playwright and novelist whose plays have all been multi-award-winning critical and popular international successes, translated in more than thirty languages. Her plays include Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art (which was awarded a Tony in 1999), The Unexpected Man, and Life ? 3. She is also the author of a translation of Kafkas Metamorphosis, a novel, Hammerklavier, and a film, Lulu Kreutzs Picnic. She lives in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724725
Translator:
Janeway, Carol
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Translator:
Janeway, Carol
Author:
Reza, Yasmina
Author:
Yasmina Reza Translated from the Frency by Carol Brown Janeway
Author:
Janeway, Carol
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.24x4.96x.41 in. .34 lbs.

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