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L'anglais n'est pas une langue magique

by Jacques Poulin

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An interesting story about Francis, a professional reader, and how his vocation is used to make a difference in others' lives. Francis is the brother of Jack, who is writing a novel about the French influence in North America, and Jack's novels are translated by Marine, who also appears in La traduction est une histoire d'amour. I found this a very quick read, with lots of good quotes about reading. I did think some bits were unnecessary, namely Francis's seeming sexual attraction to his sister...? I hope I was misunderstanding those passages, because ew. Nothing actually sexual happens, fortunately, but they were very strange thoughts to be having and I thought they detracted from the otherwise magical atmosphere of the story. ( )
1 vote rabbitprincess | Sep 9, 2016 |
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