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Electrico W by Hervé Le Tellier
Jun 18, 2013 | ISBN 9781590515341

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“Romantic and atmospheric, this novel also benefits from a particularly fine sense of place and time…Dealing with so many characters…makes it lively and fleet. An epilogue describes the characters’ futures so neatly and completely that the reader may want to skip it. But skipping anything else in this witty, sad, and interesting novel would be a shame.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“…an engaging spapshot of these [characters’] briefly intersecting lives.” —New York Times Book Review

“Delicate handling of deep themes—loss, missed connections, meaninglessness—gives the novel an emotional charge greater than its low-key particulars and pacing.” —Kirkus

“…it is humorous and reads effortlessly.” —Booklist

told with an earnestness that we see less and less of in novels in America. Le Tellier might remind readers of Robert Bolaño; both feature a poetic melancholy and characters that understand the world through the prism of literature.” —The Daily Beast

“Both in its clever meditation on love and even the act of writing about love, Electrico W is a knotty wonder, both intricate in its form and serious in its emotional heft…a wonderful journey” —Coal Hill Review

…enjoyable and even affecting…” —The Complete Review

Clever and original, Electrico W examines the themes of love and death with a good deal of honest emotion…” —Seeing the World Through Books

“Eléctrico W
is a playfully profound narrative about his undying obsession with obsession, told with a charming, thwarted desire for love and self-understanding. Le Tellier’s shrewd and wandering intelligence animates Balmer’s psyche – making Eléctrico W a strangely affecting story that toys with conventionality and compels the reader’s attention at all times while eluding its grasp with a comic flair.” —On The Seawall

“Le Tellier is a master storyteller that is able to intermix the present with flashbacks, making the reader question whether the truth is being presented to them.” —City Book Review

The prose is crisp, clever and efficient. Le Tellier does a masterful job of doling out information at just the right time and increasing the stakes as the novel progresses to give a sense of forward motion. With a smart structure, a charming and distrustful narrator and a relatable plot, Electrico W is the type of novel that bounces around the brain for several days.” —20 Something Reads

“A compelling, unconventional, and ultimately unrequited love story.” —Reading in Translation 

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