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Point of view of a retired male teacher set in France who happens upon a former student. Meditative and mysterious!

— Roxanne

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"Art, love and longing, the French way. Blondel's book ... is the genuine article: an emotionally taut portrayal of late-in-life, post-marriage drift."
--The New York Times Book Review

A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly in the nude. Such personal exposure at close range entails a strange and troubling pact between artist and sitter that prompts both to reevaluate their lives. Blondel, author of the hugely popular novel The 6:41 to Paris, evokes an intimacy of dangerous intensity in a tale marked by profound nostalgia and a reckoning with the past that allows its two characters to move ahead into the future.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781939931672
ISBN-10: 1939931673
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Pages: 157
Language: English