Jean-Paul Didierlaurent lives in the Vosges region of France. His short stories have twice won the International Hemingway Award. The Reader on the 6:27 is his first novel. "
"Ros Schwartz has translated over 60 works of fiction and non-fiction from French including a new translation of Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. In 2009 she was made a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her services to French literature.
"In this novel, I wanted to highlight the invisible, the battered lives, the ordinary people who often go unnoticed; and I wanted to show that each of them could have their own unexpected story. "
Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . .
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