More Praise for Marie NDiaye’s All My Friends
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Two Lines Press author Marie NDiaye. First she was in London to read from her book Three Strong Women at the awards ceremony of the International Booker Prize (see the video below). While Stateside her latest book, our very own All My Friends, has been garnering some rave reviews.
Here’s Michelle Bailat-Jones at The Rumpus:
Marie NDiaye has a significant publishing history. Her work has also stimulated a good-sized body of critical writing in France. Hers is a unique voice among other contemporary French writers, and her fictional vision both intricate and distinctive. She is an example of exactly the kind of non-Anglophone writer who should have already been translated in full. Hopefully, this new translation will renew interest in her work, prompt further translations and give English readers the chance to experience her entire contribution to world letters.
And here’s an excellent discussion of the book at Mookse and Gripes:
All My Friends is a collection of five stories, each featuring characters and situations grotesque and unconventional, yet fully realized. Each is narrated by or closely follows characters fighting — foolishly fighting – their situation in a world that, in more cases than not, despises them.