A Winter's Journal by Emmanuel Bove

By Emmanuel Bove

Translated via Nathalie Favre-Gilly
Afterword through Keith Botsford

Paris within the Thirties: Louis Grandeville has a stunning spouse, a pleasant domestic, a faithful servant, and a wide circle of well-placed acquaintances. His monetary state of affairs doesn't require him to paintings. but Louis is obsessed by way of the nagging truth that he by no means has and not will quantity to something. He believes his lifestyles is with out any affection or target, stuffed as a substitute with 1000 trifles meant to alleviate its monotony, and populated with humans he seeks out to prevent being by myself yet for whom he cares little.

Every few days for one iciness, Louis writes down the main points of his unsatisfied marriage. even though his spouse, Madeleine, is the point of interest of his magazine, his painstakingly rendered analyses of her habit let us know extra approximately him than her, and concerning the damage humans can do to each other. Unsparing and insightful, A Winter's Journal continues to be the most devastating novels ever written at the self-destructive impulse found in all marriages.

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