Le Voyage d’Octavio

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A poor Venezuelan peasant, Octavio, finds himself in the middle of incredible and exotic adventures, vacillating between romantic bandit, vagabond, forest hermit, and happy cabinet maker. The book is a first poetic and allegoric novel, in the tradition of Garcia Marquez. The young Venezuelan author – who writes in French – perfectly masters our language. A must-read!

Le Voyage d’Octavio by Miguel Bonnefoy

A novel, Rivages, 2015

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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