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An extraordinary work of insight and compassion,
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This review is from: Where I Left My Soul (Hardcover)
This is a compact and yet lyrical novel. A beautifully crafted novel of ideas. It deals with tough subjects, lost men, and the implacable forces of history. Yet, not unlike the deft and humane short novels of Joseph Roth, Mr Ferrari's compassion is boundless and at the same time quietly and utterly convincing. The style is spare, the insights precise and often unsettling, and the translation by Mr Strachan ( whose translations of Makine obviously recommend him) has wonderful simplicity too.
It deserves a wide readership. I hope you find it as significant and inspiring as I did.