François Besson listens to a tape recording of a girl contemplating suicide. Drifting through the days in a provincial city, he thoughtlessly starts a fire in his apartment, attends confession, and examines, with great intentness but without affection, a naked woman he wakes beside. And, as Besson moves through an ugly and threatening rain, his thoughts eventually lead to violence, first turned outward and then directed languidly against himself.
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Review: The FloodUser Review - Victoria Sadler - Goodreads
It would be hard to recommend this book widely as there's no story to speak of, which limits any popular appeal. I wouldn't even describe it as a collection of short stories either. There is a ... Read full review
Review: The FloodUser Review - Joel - Goodreads
Le Clezio's the Flood, while a bit difficult to read, is one of the apex in French Literature. His Nobel Prize winning isn't a fluke. It was well deserved. Read full review