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The Last Great French Novel in English Jan 10, 2004
Sylvie Germain's 'Invitation to a Journey' is a wonderful postmodern fable about finding yourself and making your way in the world. The novel is divided into three parts - 'Preface', 'Face to Face' (about three-fourths of the novel), and 'Volte-Face' - indicating the three stages of the main character Ludvik's 'Journey' of self-discovery. It's a familiar story based on familiar themes (philosophical, biblical, historical) but Germain's work remains fresh, lively, and thought-provoking throughout. You don't wanna miss it (especially if you love salt). (Original French 'Eclats de sel', 1996; English translation by Christine Donougher, 2003)