The Origin of the World (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

The Origin of the World (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

Pierre Michon


This spare, unforgettable novel is Pierre Michon’s luminous exploration of the mysteries of hope. a tender instructor takes his first task in a sleepy French city. misplaced in a succession of wet days and sleepless nights, he falls below the spell of a city resident, a lady of seductive good looks and singular charm.
 
Yvonne. Yvonne. “Everything approximately her screamed desire…setting anything in movement whereas settling a fingertip to the counter, turning her head just a little, gold jewelry brushing her cheek whereas she watched you or watched not anything in any respect; this hope used to be open, like a wound; and he or she knew it, wore it with valor, with passion.” Michon probes the harmful powers of ardour and the eating desire for romance during this heartbreaking novel.

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