This slippery narrative recounts the meeting between an excessive writer and Eva Ionesco, a former Lolita who saw fame in the 1970s as an adolescent when she posed nude in front of her mother’s camera. Their relationship, which hangs on a string, could have been boring and wrought with clichés, but it come through as incandescent, violent, and beautiful. Eva is a fascinating character, and Simon Liberati’s meteoric writing brilliantly pays homage to her.
Eva by Simon Liberati, éditions Stock, 2015
Economics, Graphic Novels, History, literary fiction, Poetry, Politics, Sociology
When he was a child, François-Xavier always kept a book in the pocket of his jeans. However, for the first decade of his working life, he put his love of books aside to embark on a successful career in human resources. At age 34, deciding that life was too short not enjoy every moment of it, François-Xavier quit his position, moved to Toulouse, and opened his own bookstore. Six years later, while L'Autre Rive was thriving in the Pink city, François-Xavier heard that the French Embassy was looking for someone to run a future bookshop, and he moved to New York in August of 2013. The fine selection of books on display at Albertine is a reflection of his hard work.
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19 August 2015