Teaser Tuesday is here to help expand your TBR, courtesy of one of my current (or recent) reads:
Philippe Besson (author)
Molly Ringwald (translator)
“This feeling of love, it transports me, it makes me happy. At the same time, it consumes me and makes me miserable, the way all impossible loves are miserable.”
Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.
Dazzlingly rendered in English by Ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.
I’m only 50 pages in and I’m already in absolute love. The translation is beautifully crafted. I can see so many parts of myself, my youth, writ large on these pages. I can feel seen. Will there be an ugly cry at some point? Seems likely.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme started by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
If you're interested in getting in on the action, the rules are as follows:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBRs if they like your teaser!
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