Reader for Hire (Paperback)
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Reader for Hire (Paperback)

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Paperback 174 Pages / Published: 15/06/2015
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A beautiful homage to the art of reading - light and funny. A celebration of the union of sensuality and language. Marie-Constance loves reading and possesses an attractive voice. So, one day she decides to put an ad in the local paper offering her services as a paid reader. Her first client, a paralysed teenager, is transformed by her reading of a Maupassant short story. Marie-Constance's fame spreads and soon the rich, the creative and the famous clamour for her services. ------ Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'The premise of the story is brilliant: a woman who loves reading aloud acquires - without realizing - power over others. What's true for her clients becomes real for you, the reader of this book. As you turn the pages, think of Marie-Constance as the personification of "reading" itself. And I promise you an experience you will never forget.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher

Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781908670229
Number of pages: 174
Dimensions: 190 x 125 x 14 mm

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TripFiction

“Novella set in FRANCE (professional sangfroid under duress)”

3.75*

Another short book from Peirene Press, a publisher who specialises in “Contemporary European Literature. Thought-provoking, well designed, short.”

Marie-Constance has found a bit of a vocation. She has acting... More

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28th May 2018
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