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Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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I was born and raised in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a little city that's known to some as the Paris of the South and to others as the Freak Capital of the Nation - I just call it home. I came into this world intolerant of all things institutional, quit school twice, and spent a year in a mournful and drafty boarding house in Switzerland, but ultimately managed to graduate from Asheville High School and then from Harvard College, where I studied History and Literature. I moved to France in 2004 to write A Fifty-Year Silence, intending to stay just a year, but I got sidetracked by the writing process and here I still am...

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Miranda Richmond Mouillot Well, first of all, thank you so much for reading, and thanks for your question! I'm thrilled you liked the book!

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Well, first of all, thank you so much for reading, and thanks for your question! I'm thrilled you liked the book!

I do wish I had had room to add more details about my grandparents' pre-war childhoods, and about other members of my family, who all had extraordinary stories to tell. Just as an example, I originally included a section on how my grandmother decided to become a doctor, which started when she was five, and cut her doll's head open to see what was inside, which the entire family took as a sign she would go into medicine. But since it was really a story about Armand and Anna's relationship, I eventually made the decision to take most of that out. (less)
Miranda Richmond Mouillot Definitely Lila and Ludo, the characters in the Romain Gary novel I just finished translating for New Directions (to be released this fall). It was…moreDefinitely Lila and Ludo, the characters in the Romain Gary novel I just finished translating for New Directions (to be released this fall). It was such a joy to get to translate my favorite novel in the world!(less)
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The Kites by Romain Gary
"This is a masterpiece. I read it right after Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Career and it was not a comedown. A deadly serious comedy of WWII set mainly in small town Normandy. He lets no-one off the hook for the inhumanity that is part of human na..." Read more of this review »
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"‘It is a rash, playful book, yet dark too...in Gary’s hands, fiction itself is a form of resistance.’
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"I thoroughly ejoyed reading this, a beautiful piece of literature by Romain Gary, expertly translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot. Gary, who writes from personal experience as a Resistance pilot, plunges his reader into the personal lives of occu..." Read more of this review »
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“The point of a fairy tale is never in the details. The point is that it's easy to remember, to carry, to tell. We'll continue telling until the stones fall down, and then we'll rebuild and start again.”
Miranda Richmond mouillot, A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

“Here the past was everywhere, an entire continent sown with memories.”
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“I saw an infinity of forgotten details dancing across history's dizzying expanse.”
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