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A New Lease On Life
Georges Simenon
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Published (first published 1951)
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A man is struck by a car and his life is changed by the experience, or maybe it is not changed at all. The 'victim' of the accident is something of an unreliable narrator in that he describes his life and all the people in it as being dreadful, yet when each character is introduced they don't seem to be at all bad. His attitude makes him a very hard person to feel any sympathy for, he has a strange combination of arrogance and insecurity, making his complaints both irritating and perplexing. He ...more
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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

He is best known, however, for his 75
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