By Julien Gracq
From the instant he arrives at a sublime beach lodge together with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite visitors. Elusive, equivocal, appealing, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a wierd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
One by way of one, every one visitor is fatally attracted to Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer time involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
Rich, lushly poetic, a depressing Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.
"Gracq's place in glossy French literature rests on his striking prose. He was once one of many nice stylists of his century, a author with a carnal relation to phrases, able to outstanding and hallucinatory evocative power." - The Times
"Gracq is exclusive. His texts shine within the darkness of literature... each web page is a discovery and we're thankful for his or her attractiveness, their intelligence and their exoticism." - Libération
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