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All Happy Families

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All Happy Families by Hervé Le Tellier
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Mar 26, 2019 | ISBN 9781590519370

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“Acutely observed…An unexpected coming-of-age tale.” —BBC

“Moving…The writing is unquestionably sincere.” —Kirkus Reviews

“What distinguishes Le Tellier’s memoir from the glut of family memoirs that have captivated and horrified readers over the last twenty years? In part, it’s the author’s plastic imagination: his willingness to let language loose on the discoveries he’s made about the family…he brings warmth and intelligibility to cold, lost lives.” —Kenyon Review
“A harrowing…and searingly honest reflection on family dysfunction.” —France Today

All Happy Families pulls apart the fabric of a dysfunctional family to show its underpinnings, complex and heartbreaking, delicate and nuanced…Le Tellier’s masterful writing does his characters justice while not letting them go unscathed, and his ability to see his life and his family with tenderness and love is a blueprint for how we can continue in the face of our pasts. A tender and moving read, its stories stayed with me long after the last page.” —Tanya Marquardt, author of Stray: Memoir of a Runaway
Praise for Eléctrico W:

“An engaging snapshot of these [characters’] briefly intersecting lives.” —New York Times Book Review

“Romantic and atmospheric, this novel also benefits from a particularly fine sense of place and time…witty, sad, and interesting.” —Publishers Weekly

“Delicate handling of deep themes–loss, missed connections, meaninglessness–gives the novel an emotional charge.” —Kirkus Reviews

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