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In Bruno & Adèle, a reclusive writer recounts the time she spent in a rural French village. As the lines between fact and fiction blur, she seeks solace in her docile companions. ...more
Kindle Edition, 36 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Platypus Press Limited
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Paul Fulcher
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Fail again. Fail better. Bruno and Adèle knew that without reading Beckett. Every day, while Bruno retraced his steps and Adèle swam in never-ending circles, I sat at my desk and wrote.

Vesna Main's quite brilliant Only a Lodger . . . And Hardly That: A Fictional Autobiography is my book of 2020 (to date) and I loved her Good Day? from the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize, so it was a pleasure to come across this, essentially a short story (36 pages per the Kindle).

To give its full title Bruno & Adèle (or t
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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On a train to Glasgow, our narrator finds herself listening to the story of a writer who spent time living alone in the French countryside with just a tortoise and a goldfish for company. As these companions help her to recover from a stressful period, she plucks up the courage to explore the library in the house where she is staying. Gradually, the facts of her life and the fiction of the library start to mingle…

I have to thank my friend Paul for making me aware of this new short story from Ves
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