Translated by John Lambert
Meet Monsieur, your hero, a successful young executive in Paris whose daily life you will follow in precise detail. He is nothing if not unremarkable. Meet his secretary, his nieces, his fiancée and her parents, his neighbor whose scientific reports Monsieur unwittingly types out. What will happen? This and that. Monsieur will attend a party. He will babysit. But most of all, Monsieur will muse, and so will you muse, on everything from the night sky to a Rotring pen. And it will be very funny. Here Toussaint turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, an unremarkable anti-hero into a deadpan wit.
Nb of pages 107 p.
Publication Date 01 June 2008
Nb of pages 107
List Price $12.95
The day, three years ago, when Monsieur took up his new assignment, he was given his own office on the sixteenth floor of the Leonardo da Vinci Tower. So far, so good. The room was spacious, with a fairly high ceiling. A large tinted bay window looked out over the city. The desk, within arms’ reach of two identical metal shelves, had six drawers on either side, and was topped with a thick plate of smoked glass. The chair swivelled, Monsieur casually assured himself.
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Western Europe
Countries : Belgium