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Book Title: A Corner of the Veil|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 669 KB
v The author of the book: Laurence Cossé
Date of issue: May 4th 1999
ISBN 13: 9780684846675
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Read full description of the books A Corner of the Veil:Fifty years ago I remember seeing on television last on Friday nights classics of 19th and early 20th French drama, especially the farcical bedroom comedies of Geroges Feydeau.
This brief book reminded me of them, except instead of men and women tripping and stumbling into one another's bedrooms, these were priests and secular politicians falling all over themselves as they deal with a revelation that threatens their comfortable lives.
I read it in one sitting, on my front porch, on the afternoon after the heat wave broke, accompanied by a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.
Perhaps it was the cooler temperature, or perhaps its was the bourbon, but there were individual lines that had me roaring. I only wish my French were up to reading it in the original, appreciating the subtleties a native speaker of French would catch.
The ending is predictably a bummer.
Re-reading the reviews, I see where this was described as a "thriller." Perhaps only the French can lace their "thrillers" with theological subtlety and humor.
Read information about the authorShe was first a journalist in the French newspaper Le Quotidien de Paris and then at the French public radio France Culture. Most of her novels have been published by the French publishing house Gallimard.
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