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by Marie NDiaye
Une tranquille matinée d'automne, un vendredi. Le narrateur s'éveille. Commence alors pour lui une comédie classique, avec son cousin Georges qui arrive de Province, sa fiancée qui se jette dans les bras d'un triste don Juan, son roman, américain bien sûr, qui s'élabore, et ses souvenirs qui l'assaillent - de l'oncle Charles, de la grand-mère Céleste. Et Maman qui doit épo...more
(first published April 1st 1988)
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Marie NDiaye was born in Pithiviers, France, in 1967; spent her childhood with her French mother (her father was Senegalese); and studied linguistics at the Sorbonne. She started writing when she was twelve or thirteen years old and was only eighteen when her first work was published. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Femina literary prize for her novel Rosie Carpe, and in 2009, she won...moreMore about Marie NDiaye...