Happy Are the Happy

Happy Are the Happy

Book - 2014
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This citation of Borges resonates with every character in Yasmina Reza's novel, except that they are never so lucky. In fact, what happens to them is the exact opposite of what they crave. The twenty short chapters that make up this unusual book deal with both marital and extramarital vicissitudes, the elusiveness of intimacy, the fear of loneliness, and the desire to be loved or at least understood just once in our lives. The mixing of tones--cruelty and despair competing with humor and fantasy--and the quality of the monologues--taut and highly original--adds to the novel's virtuosity. This is without a doubt Reza's most accomplished work.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781590516928
1590516923
9781590516935
1590516931
Branch Call Number: F REZ
Characteristics: 148 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cullen, John 1942-- Translator

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Sep 21, 2015

Reads like it was written by an MFA grad. Well organized, but the characters and story were flat.

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