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Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Published July 11, 2019

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

This is one of those deliciously short but beautiful works, translated from French to English and losing nothing in the process. It tells the story of a simple guy who goes to work, looks after his friends, feeds his fish, and dreams of books. He also salvages single pages from the pulping machine he works with, and reads them aloud on the train to work.