Gabriel is a stranger in a small Breton town. Nobody knows where he came from or why he's here. Yet his small acts of kindness, and exceptional cooking, quickly earn him acceptance from the locals.
His new friends grow fond of Gabriel, who seems as reserved and benign as the toy panda he wins at the funfair. But unlike Gabriel, the fluffy toy is not haunted by his past….
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"Often bleak, often funny and never predictable." (The Observer)
"Garnier's take on the frailty of life has a bracing originality." (The Sunday Times)
Pascal Garnier is a deeply philosophical writer with a treacherous and bloody mind. Think Camus crossed with Patricia Highsmith. Garnier worldview is random, mundane, dark, and most disturbingly, oft times hilarious. I'm Hooked!!! Peter Noble's narration is sublime.
This author is definitely an acquired taste; one I do not wish to acquire however. It held my interest but kept my mood low due to its central themes of meaningless existence and life as pain.
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