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I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

Anna Gavalda


PUBLISHED: 5th June 2008
ISBN: 9780099506010
ANNOTATION:
In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness.Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved.
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PUBLISHED: 5th June 2008
ISBN: 9780099506010
ANNOTATION:
In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness.Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved.

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In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness.Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved.

Publisher Description

Following the publication of Anna Gavalda's international bestseller, Hunting and Gathering, this book introduces us to Anna Gavalda's witty and dazzling collection of stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere, together with her heartbreaking and poignant novella, Someone I Loved - both published in the UK for the first time.I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere explores how a life can be changed irrevocably in just one fateful moment. A pregnant mother's plans for the future unravel at the hospital; a travelling salesman learns the consequences of an almost-missed exit on the motorway in the newspaper the next morning; while a perfect date is spoilt by a single act of thoughtlessness. In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness.Someone I Loved is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequences that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved. A simple tale, yet long in substance, Someone I Loved ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment.

Author Biography

Born in 1970, Anna Gavalda was a teacher whose collection of stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, shot her to fame. Her work, including another short novel, has been translated into thirty-six languages. The mother of two small children, she lives and writes just outside Paris.

Review

A collection as tender as it is scathing Le Monde A distant descendant of Dorothy Parker Voici Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people's hidden longings... A gifted literary stylist Vogue Her books have both wit and a whimsical charm Sunday Telegraph

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A wonderful collection of stories published together with a poignant novella from the internationally renowned author of Hunting and Gathering

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"Her books have both wit and a whimsical charm"

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A wonderful collection of stories published together with a poignant novella from the internationally renowned author of Hunting and Gathering

Product Details

Author
Anna Gavalda
Pages
352
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0099506017
ISBN-13
9780099506010
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-06-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
I WISH SOMEONE WERE WAITING FO
Language
English
Series
Vintage Books
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Audience
General/Trade
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