Small Lives

byPierre MichonTranslated byElizabeth Deshays, Jody Gladding

Paperback | June 16, 2008

Small Lives by Pierre Michon
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Small Lives (Vies minuscules), Pierre Michon’s first novel, won the Prix France Culture. Michon explains that he wrote it "to save my own skin. I felt in my body that my life was turning around. This book born in an aura of inexpressible joy and catharsis rescued me more effectively than my aborted analysis." Le Monde calls it "his chef d’oeuvre. A bolt of lightening." In Small Lives, Michon paints portraits of eight individuals, whose stories span two centuries in his native region of La Creuse. In the process of exploring their lives, he explores the act of writing and his emotional connection to both. The quest to trace and recall these interconnected lives seared into his memory ultimately becomes a quest to grasp his own humanity and discover his own voice.
Pierre Michon, born in Cards, France, in 1945, is one of France’s foremost contemporary writers. He was awarded the French Academy¢s Grand Prix du Roman for The Eleven (2009), the Prix Décembre for his short novels Abbés and Corps du roi, the Prix Louis Guilloux for La grande beaune (The Origin of the World), and the Prix de la Ville d...
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Title:Small LivesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:215 pages, 7.5 X 6.53 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:215 pages, 7.5 X 6.53 X 0.56 inPublished:June 16, 2008Publisher:Steerforth PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0972869212

ISBN - 13:9780972869218

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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