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Candy Story recounts a turbulent year in the life of Mia, a young woman whose apparent calm is perpetually threatened by inner doubts and outer catastrophe. Her modest dreams of happiness are dashed by the deaths of her mother, old friends, and her lover. Mia is a talented writer, the author of an autobiographical novel. Now, assailed by calamity and misfortune, she struggles with writer's block, confounded — at least for the moment — by the senseless world around her.

Candy Story is the fourth novel by Marie Redonnet. Translations of the first three — Hôtel Splendid, Forever Valley, and Rose Mellie Rose — are also available from the University of Nebraska Press. In its unadorned prose and passionate focus on the inner life of a young woman, this fourth novel is unmistakably allied to the earlier ones. It will enthrall Redonnet's admirers and win new ones.

Review:

"Redonnet has composed a sad, erotic, and mysterious tale, charged with a keen awareness of both our need for dreams and the misery wrought by their denial." Booklist

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"[I]n Redonnet's signature style, which the Times Literary Supplement describes as 'so rigorously factual...that the prose takes on a striking poetry of its own.'" Library Journal

Review:

"The multiple layers here are more than this slim novel can support, making it a better bet for readers who have already developed a taste for Redonnet's dark, mazy style." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

<div><div><i>Candy Story</i> recounts a turbulent year in the life of Mia, a young woman whose apparent calm is perpetually threatened by inner doubts and outer catastrophe. Her modest dreams of happiness are dashed by the deaths of her mother, old friends, and her lover. Mia is a talented writer, the author of an autobiographical novel. Now, assailed by calamity and misfortune, she struggles with writer&#8217;s block, confounded&#8212;at least for the moment&#8212;by the senseless world around her.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Candy Story</i> is the fourth novel by Marie Redonnet. Translations of the first three&#8212;<i>H&#244;tel Splendid</i>, <i>Forever Valley</i>, and <i>Rose Mellie Rose</i>&#8212;are also available from the University of Nebraska Press. In its unadorned prose and passionate focus on the inner life of a young woman, this fourth novel is unmistakably allied to the earlier ones. It will enthrall Redonnet&#8217;s admirers and win new ones.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Born in Paris in 1947, Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban <i>lyc&#233;e</i> before deciding to pursue a writing career full time. Since her volume of poetry <i>Le Mort &amp; Cie</i> appeared in 1985, she has published four novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and three dramatic works.</div></div>

About the Author

Born in Paris in 1947, Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban lycée before deciding to pursue a writing career full time. Since her volume of poetry Le Mort & Cie appeared in 1985, she has published four novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and three dramatic works.

Alexandra Quinn is a program associate at The Academy of American Poets in New York. This is her first book-length translation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803289581
Translator:
Quinn, Alexandra
Author:
Quinn, Alexandra
Author:
Redonnet, Marie
Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
United States Territorial expansion.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European Women Writers
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
99
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.75 in 0.28 lb

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Product details 99 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803289581 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Redonnet has composed a sad, erotic, and mysterious tale, charged with a keen awareness of both our need for dreams and the misery wrought by their denial."
"Review" by , "[I]n Redonnet's signature style, which the Times Literary Supplement describes as 'so rigorously factual...that the prose takes on a striking poetry of its own.'"
"Review" by , "The multiple layers here are more than this slim novel can support, making it a better bet for readers who have already developed a taste for Redonnet's dark, mazy style."
"Synopsis" by , <div><div><i>Candy Story</i> recounts a turbulent year in the life of Mia, a young woman whose apparent calm is perpetually threatened by inner doubts and outer catastrophe. Her modest dreams of happiness are dashed by the deaths of her mother, old friends, and her lover. Mia is a talented writer, the author of an autobiographical novel. Now, assailed by calamity and misfortune, she struggles with writer&#8217;s block, confounded&#8212;at least for the moment&#8212;by the senseless world around her.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Candy Story</i> is the fourth novel by Marie Redonnet. Translations of the first three&#8212;<i>H&#244;tel Splendid</i>, <i>Forever Valley</i>, and <i>Rose Mellie Rose</i>&#8212;are also available from the University of Nebraska Press. In its unadorned prose and passionate focus on the inner life of a young woman, this fourth novel is unmistakably allied to the earlier ones. It will enthrall Redonnet&#8217;s admirers and win new ones.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Born in Paris in 1947, Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban <i>lyc&#233;e</i> before deciding to pursue a writing career full time. Since her volume of poetry <i>Le Mort &amp; Cie</i> appeared in 1985, she has published four novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and three dramatic works.</div></div>
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