The Bathroom

French Literature Series
Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Translated by Nancy Amphoux

First published in France in 1985, The Bathroom was Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s debut novel, and it heralded a new generation of innovative French literature. In this playful and perplexing book, we meet a young Parisian researcher who lives inside his bathroom. As he sits in his tub meditating on existence (and refusing to tell us his name), the people around him—his girlfriend, Edmondsson, the Polish painters in his kitchen—each in their own way further enables his peculiar lifestyle, supporting his eccentric quest for immobility. But an invitation to the Austrian embassy shakes up his stable world, prompting him to take a risk and leave his bathroom . . .

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Translated by Nancy Amphoux
Publication: French Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 102
ISBN-13: 9781564785183
GTIN13: 9781564785183
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Language: eng
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