The Other Language

The Other Language


Book - 2015
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Taking us to Venice during film festival season, where a woman buys a Chanel dress she can barely afford; to a sun-drenched Greek village at the height of the summer holidays, where a teenager encounters the shocks of first love; and to a classical dance community in southern India, where a couple gives in to the urge to wander, these remarkable tales bring to life characters stepping outside their boundaries into new passions and destinies.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Contemporaries,, [2015]
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries Edition
ISBN: 9780345804488
Branch Call Number: F MAR NVD
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 21, 2016

A very good collection of stories. A number of them has similar paths; meeting a friend, lover, after a number of years, the emotions then and now, unconsummated desire, attraction without destruction.
Humour is mixed with seriousness.

gramercygal Sep 04, 2014

I really enjoyed this book of short stories. Simple and well written.

While the author is Italian she has a very fluid command of the English language. Her stories reflect conflicts people have with other languages or in different countries.

You some itmes ask yourself, "what would I have done in this instance".

All the stories were very different but all were interesting.

I would highly recommend this book.

madison382 Jul 30, 2014

I am not really a fan of short stories, but these stories will stay with me for a long time. Really wish all these stories were regular novels. Francesca Marciano is an excellent writer, can't wait to read more of her books.

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