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An NYRB Classics Original

Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. The animal world—a miming cat, a malevolent boar—displays a mind of its own.

The four houses have a dozen residents—and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and… (more)

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Without an understanding of how Nature gives and takes, nourishes and recycles itself, do humans have any right to lord over the earth? This novella isn’t afraid of saying the answer is no.

Book Details  

Publisher: NYRB Classics (April 05, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 3.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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