A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda. Gavalda (stories: I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, , etc.) offers up a minimalist first novel as compelling as it is slight. It’s just a wisp of a book but an odd wisp at that. Someone I Loved by French author, Anna Gavalda, is the story of Chloé, whose husband.
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Adrien leaves his wife and his father takes her to the family’s country home with her children. Saying he is sorry, that he made a mistake.
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Seems my thoughts were not far off the mark. Gavalda isn’t one for colour commentary, she throws the dialogue on the page, offering gavlda transcript of the spoken words with only hints of inflection and mood. I felt so relieved to learn someone felt the same way I did. Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.
It took me ages to read this book, and to be honest if it had been any other author I am sure that I would have just given up and not bothered to finish, but I was so sure that at any moment she was going to surprise me and make me care about this old man, or write something fabulously clever.
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Pierre ComteMathildeChloe. See 2 questions about Someone I Loved…. Is the father-in-law cracking onto the woman his son has just abandoned? Unexpectedly, it’s her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe’s aid, both with practical help and his personal wisdom on life and love. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I love everything I see in you, and everything I don’t see. The prose is refined and sparse with not one superfluous sentence.
‘Someone I Loved’ by Anna Gavalda
Now, the prize-winning author of I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere returns with a novel of an abandoned wife, and the profound relationship that unfolds between her and her father-in-law. Notify me of new posts via email.
Lists with This Book. Learn how your comment data is processed. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It could be just a personality thing, but I felt nothing for this old giffer, nothing but irritation as he tried to make his abandoned daughter-in-law feel better about being dumped by his son. A former high-school French teacher, she lives outside of Paris. This book above all shows that love in any time in our lives can conquer all.
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout. Translation Reading Challenge lpved Wrap-up booksaremyfavouriteandbest. In retrospect, he has regrets.
Someone I loved – Anna Gavalda
But now, I feel much better: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. As Chloe comes to terms with her abandonment, Pierre confesses his own adulterous affair, years earlier, with a translator living in Hong Kong.
Fatemeh rated it did not like it Feb 11, Want to Read saving…. You love a man, you have two children with him, and one winter morning, you learn that he has left because he loves smeone else. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Return to Book Page. Marie rated it did not like it Oct 16, It could be just a personality thing, but I felt nothing for this old giffer, nothing but irritation as he tried to make his abandoned daughte I feel so let down!
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