Faces on the Tip of My Tongue
Author: Emmanuelle Pagano, Jennifer Higgins, Sophie Lewis
Publisher: Peirene Press
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Meetings, partings, loves and losses in rural France are dissected with compassion.
The late wedding guest isn’t your cousin but a drunken chancer. The driver who gives you a lift isn’t going anywhere but off the road. Snow settles on your car in summer and the sequins found between the pages of a borrowed novel will make your fortune. Pagano’s stories weave together the mad, the mysterious and the dispossessed of a rural French community with honesty and humour. A superb, cumulative collection from a unique French voice.
Why Peirene chose to publish this book:
This is a spellbinding web of stories about people on the periphery. Pagano makes rural France her subject matter. She invokes the closeness of a local community and the links between the inhabitants’ lives. But then she reminds us how little we know of each other.
This volume contains a selection of stories from Un renard à mains nues.