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That Time of Year

That Time of Year

Ndiaye, Marie
Stump, Jordan

Hardcover

Science FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 1931883912
ISBN13: 9781931883917
Publisher: Two Lines Pr
Published: Sep 8 2020
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.30 Depth: 8.00
Language: English

Marie NDiaye is so intelligent, so composed, so good, that any description of her work feels like an understatement. --The New York Review of Books

Herman's wife and child are nowhere to be found, and the weather in the village, perfectly agreeable just days earlier, has taken a sudden turn for the worse. Tourist season is over. It's time for the vacationing Parisians, Herman and his family included, to abandon their rural getaways and return to normal life. But where has Herman's family gone? Concerned, he sets out into the oppressive rain and cold for news of their whereabouts. The community he encounters, however, has become alien, practically unrecognizable, and his urgent inquiry, placed in the care of local officials, quickly recedes into the background, shuffled into a deck of labyrinthine bureaucracy and local custom. As time passes, Herman, wittingly and not, becomes one with a society defined by communal surveillance, strange traditions, ghostly apparitions, and a hospitality that verges on mania.

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