Voice Over
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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • September 2008
  • 9781583228487

Voice Over

Celine Curiol

Foreword by Paul Auster

Translated by Sam Richard

Finalist, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, 2008

Hermenautic Circle, Finalist, Best Translated Book of 2008

French Voices Award, 2008

A lonely young woman works as an announcer in Paris's gare du Nord train station. Obsessed with a man attached to another woman, she wanders through the world of dinner parties, shopping excursions, and chance sexual encounters with a sense of haunting expectation. As something begins to happen between her and the man she loves, she finds herself at a crossroads, pitting her desire against her sanity. This smashing debut novel sparkles with mordant humor and sexy charm.


"Recalls the most disturbing moments in Marguerite Duras's work … [A] strange, sinister and compelling novel." —Financial Times

"An infrared view of Sex and the City, a snapshot plunged in an acrid bath." —Globe and Mail

"With an extraordinary sense of the mechanisms of love and the empathy of a saint for the human race, Céline Curiol gives us the most original and the best new book of the year." —Marie Claire

"The product of exquisite craft … it manages to be technically accomplished while being technically daring." —Women's Review of Books

"Not only is it the finest first novel I have read in many years, but it is, quite simply, one of the most original and brilliantly executed works of fiction by any contemporary writer I know of." —Paul Auster

About Celine Curiol

CÉLINE CURIOL is a journalist who has worked for various French media, including Libération, Radio France, and BBC Afrique. Her second novel and a travel book on Sierra Leone have recently been published in France. Originally from Lyon, Curiol lives in New York City, where she is at work on her third novel.

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