Jean Echenoz won France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt for I’m Gone (The New Press). He is the author of five previous novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes. Linda Coverdale is a past winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize, a French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Award. She has translated almost fifty books, many of them for the New Press.
A beautifully musical little novel.”
—The New York Times Book Review
Echenoz’s prose is stylish and delightfully soft-pedaled leaving the sensation of a life lived exclusively for the creation of art.”
Every word is perfectly placed; the writing is fluid like a garment that fits beautifully even inside-out.”