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Moon in a Dead Eye

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Moon in a Dead Eye

Set in a newly constructed retirement village in the south of France, Moon in a Dead Eye follows the increasingly intertwined lives of the community’s first few inhabitants: two couples and a mysteriously single woman. As they all feel each other out and try to adapt to their peaceful — if not boring — new surroundings, their isolation is interrupted by the annual arrival of a Gypsy camp just outside the community gates, and an uncertain fear takes hold, throwing everything off kilter.

This is a precisely written, acerbic, and yet touchingly humane piece of social satire, and the tension Garnier establishes with so little actual action is amazing. This book accomplishes the challenging feat of being grisly, funny, and thought-provoking all at the same time, without a single misstep.

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Moon in a Dead Eye
By Pascal Garnier
Pages: 128 Pages
Publisher: Gallic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Language: English
Publication Date:
October 1, 2013
ISBN-10 : 1908313498
At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they're the only residents and it's raining non-stop. Then three neighbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable. Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community -
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