Adam Haberberg by Yasmina Reza

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From the award-winning author of Art and Desolation comes this bitingly funny new novel that follows the absurd adventures of a man struggling with a midlife crisis.

Adam Haberberg is losing his sight in his left eye. His new book is a flop. And his marriage isn’t doing too well. But while sitting one day on a park bench, he sees an old friend from high school, Marie Thérèse, and suddenly his whole life seems to change. Adam soon finds that his own life has somehow become intertwined with Marie Thérèse’s, throwing everything into question. A wry tragicomedy and a nuanced study of a man in the throes of an existential crisis, Adam Haberberg has the same wit and panache that have marked all of Yasmina Reza’s work to date.

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About Yasmina Reza

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Yasmina Reza is a playwright and novelist whose plays have all been multi-award-winning critical and popular international successes, translated in more than thirty languages. Her plays include Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art (which was awarded a Tony in 1999), The Unexpected Man, and Life ? 3. She is also the author of a translation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a novel, Hammerklavier, and a film, Lulu Kreutz’s Picnic. She lives in Paris.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published December 10, 2008 by Vintage. 162 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Yasmina Reza’s latest novel, “Adam Haberberg,” like her hit play, “Art,” is a polished, pared-down, professionally turned production that appears to tackle big ideas — Time, Mortality, the Possibility of Human Connection, the Meaninglessness of Life — but does so with the paint-by-numbers bree...

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Trying to avoid a banal after-all-these-years conversation, he warns himself, “Don’t say, and have you seen Alice Canella again?” only to hear his voice saying, “And have you seen Alice Canella again?” As Marie-Thérèse drives and prattles on, he looks through the window at another driver and wond...

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French playwright and novelist Reza (Desolation) wryly channels the thoughts of the titular depressed, unhappily married 47-year-old writer: he has just been diagnosed by his optometrist with partial thrombosis and probable glaucoma, while his wife, Irene, an engineer, seems to no longer love or ...

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