'Praise for the 1964 edition: 'A brilliant and fascinating literary debut, flecked throughout with an originality and a freshness of thought which stirs the imagination' Sunday Telegraph 'Unusually original ... not since Antoine stared at his hand and wished it would turn into a frog in Sartre's La Nausee have I read a novel so successful in communicating the horrors of such trivia as muck up our day-to-day existence. This is a most remarkable literary debut' Spectator
About the Author
J.M.G. Le Clézio was born on 13th April 1940 in Nice. He was educated at the University College of Nice and at Bristol and London universities. With his knowledge of English he was able to work closely with his translator on The Interrogation
, his first novel, which won the Prix Renaudot in 1963. Since then has written over thirty highly acclaimed books and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2008.