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Joc i distracció by James Salter
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Joc i distracció (original 1967; edition 2015)

by James Salter (Author)

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Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France.
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A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter (1967)

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In 1960s France the unnamed narrator tells of the relationship between his American friend, Dean Phillips, and a French girl named Anne-Marie. There are erotic scenes but the story stands on it's own. Like Americans before and after, they discover France, fall in love, and flirt with staying. The narrator repeatedly hints that the story may be totally false, or not. No matter, the writing is very good. ( )
  Hagelstein | Dec 30, 2019 |
Blew my mind. Only words to describe this. ( )
  kvschnitzer | Dec 8, 2019 |
I really liked this novel. Salter's prose is crisp and interesting, his narrative choices are unusual and, frankly, the erotica is hot. ( )
  Adrian_Astur_Alvarez | Dec 3, 2019 |
I really liked this novel. Salter's prose is crisp and interesting, his narrative choices are unusual and, frankly, the erotica is hot. ( )
  Adrian_Astur_Alvarez | Dec 3, 2019 |
Gorgeous prose but repetitive; sex is not that compelling to read about but the writing is inimitably beautiful as usual ( )
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September. It seems these luminous days will never end.
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