Foreword by Paul Auster
Translated by Sam Richard
Finalist, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, 2008
Hermenautic Circle, Finalist, Best Translated Book of 2008
French Voices Award, 2008
A lonely young woman works as an announcer in Paris's gare du Nord train station. Obsessed with a man attached to another woman, she wanders through the world of dinner parties, shopping excursions, and chance sexual encounters with a sense of haunting expectation. As something begins to happen between her and the man she loves, she finds herself at a crossroads, pitting her desire against her sanity. This smashing debut novel sparkles with mordant humor and sexy charm.