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The Widow
by Georges Simenon and Paul Theroux


Overview - The Widow is the story of two outcasts and their fatal encounter. One is the widow herself, Tati. Still young, she's never had an easy time of it, but she's not the kind to complain. Tati lives with her father-in-law on the family farm, putting up with his sexual attentions, working her fingers to the bone, improving the property and knowing all the time that her late husband's sister is scheming to kick her out and take the house back.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Widow is the story of two outcasts and their fatal encounter. One is the widow herself, Tati. Still young, she's never had an easy time of it, but she's not the kind to complain. Tati lives with her father-in-law on the family farm, putting up with his sexual attentions, working her fingers to the bone, improving the property and knowing all the time that her late husband's sister is scheming to kick her out and take the house back.

The other is a killer. Just out of prison and in search of a new life, Jean meets up with Tati, who hires him as a handyman and then takes him to bed. Things are looking up, at least until Jean falls hard for the girl next door.

The Widow was published in the same year as Camus' The Stranger, and Andre Gide judged it the superior book. It is Georges Simenon's most powerful and disturbing exploration of the bond between death and desire.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590172612
  • ISBN-10: 1590172612
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 152
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 8.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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