Thoughts on Jean-Christophe Valtat’s 03

By reading the back cover of the recently released English translation of Jean-Christophe Valtat’s, 03 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), I Wasn’t sure if I was looking at Lorin Stein’s stab at the YA market as a last laugh before he took over at The Paris Review: A precocious teenager in a French suburb finds himself powerfully, troublingly drawn to the girl he sees every day on the way to school. As he watches and thinks about her, his daydreams—full of […]

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