Beside the Sea

Veronique Olmi (Author) Adriana Hunter (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
Tin House Books
Publish Date
September 25, 2012
Pages
119
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.4 X 7.6 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781935639428
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About the Author

Veronique Olmi ecrit, depuis une dizaine d'annees, des pieces de theatre (Chaos debout, Le Jardin des apparences, Mathilde, Je nous aime beaucoup) et des romans (Bord de mer, Numero six, Un si bel avenir, Sa passion, Cet ete-la). Son 1/2uvre est traduite en quinze langues et ses pieces de theatre sont jouees partout dans le monde.
Adriana Hunter is the translator of works by Catherine Millet, Genevieve Jurgensen, Amelie Nothomb, Viviane Moore, and Louis Sanders.

Reviews


"This is a mesmerising portrait ... it should be read." --Nicholas Lezard, "The Guardian"

"With the skill of a thriller writer, the mother-narrator propels you forward and as, the awful climax approaches, compels you to profoundly question your own life and relationships."
--Rosie Goldsmith, BBC

"This short novel has the trajectory of a classic tragedy with its taut time-span and sense of inevitability ... The closing pages are heart-stopping and heartbreaking, yet one finishes this sad tale not depressed but uplifted by its ability to enlarge the reader's sympathies."
--Chris Schuler, "The Independent"

"prose ... filled with sad poetic sense and blunt, bleak realities, compellingly conveyed in Hunter's colloquial English. "
-- "TLS"
"This is a mesmerizing portrait ... it should be read." --Nicholas Lezard, "The Guardian"

"With the skill of a thriller writer, the mother-narrator propels you forward and as, the awful climax approaches, compels you to profoundly question your own life and relationships." --Rosie Goldsmith, BBC

"This short novel has the trajectory of a classic tragedy with its taut time-span and sense of inevitability ... The closing pages are heart-stopping and heartbreaking, yet one finishes this sad tale not depressed but uplifted by its ability to enlarge the reader's sympathies." --Chris Schuler, "The Independent"

"Prose ... filled with sad poetic sense and blunt, bleak realities, compellingly conveyed in Hunter's colloquial English." --"TLS"

"This is a mesmerizing portrait . . . it should be read." --Nicholas Lezard, "The Guardian"

"With the skill of a thriller writer, the mother-narrator propels you forward and as, the awful climax approaches, compels you to profoundly question your own life and relationships." --Rosie Goldsmith, BBC

"This short novel has the trajectory of a classic tragedy with its taut time-span and sense of inevitability . . . The closing pages are heart-stopping and heartbreaking, yet one finishes this sad tale not depressed but uplifted by its ability to enlarge the reader's sympathies." --Chris Schuler, "The Independent"

"Prose . . . filled with sad poetic sense and blunt, bleak realities, compellingly conveyed in Hunter's colloquial English." --"TLS"

"A harrowing evocation of mental illness, and of one woman's terrifying inability to bear the burdens of motherhood. A sustained exercise in dread for the reader, but a surprisingly sympathetic portrait nonetheless." Lionel Shriver, "We Need to Talk about Kevin"
"This is a mesmerising portrait ... it should be read."Nicholas Lezard, "The Guardian"
"With the skill of a thriller writer, the mother-narrator propels you forward and as, the awful climax approaches, compels you to profoundly question your own life and relationships." Rosie Goldsmith, BBC
"This short novel has the trajectory of a classic tragedy with its taut time-span and sense of inevitability ... The closing pages are heart-stopping and heartbreaking, yet one finishes this sad tale not depressed but uplifted by its ability to enlarge the reader's sympathies."Chris Schuler, "The Independent"
"Prose ... filled with sad poetic sense and blunt, bleak realities, compellingly conveyed in Hunter's colloquial English." "TLS"
""Beside the Sea" is a delicious treat. Written in a palette that is dark and damp, this little book exposes a world that is as delicate as it is dangerous. I devoured it in a single sitting.""The Masters Review Blog"
""Beside the Sea" is a haunting and thought-provoking story about how a mother's love for her children can be more dangerous than the dark world she is seeking to keep at bay. It's a hypnotizing look at an unhinged mind and the cold society that produced it. With language as captivating as the story that unfolds, Veronique Olmi creates an intimate portrait of madness and despair that won't soon be forgotten."
Ravenna Third Place Book Club"