ISBN10: 194315645X ISBN13: 9781943156450 Contributors: Burk, Wendy (Translator); Fievre, M. J. (Translator); Manguel, Alberto (Introduction) Publisher: Schaffner Pr Inc Published: Aug 1 2018 Pages: 137 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Baudoin's beguiling portrayals of day-to-day lives belie the unsettling feeling of things unseen and unsaid, and on the verge of falling apart. In the title story, a pregnant woman on an eco-adventure to escape a recent break-up finds herself heading towards an even murkier future. In "Mengele in Love," a chambermaid in a hotel reminisces about her lost love for a previous resident. As Alberto Manguel observes in his introduction "each story takes a situation to unexpected extremes, and the endings are always surprising and subtly justified."