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The Words We Use Are Black and White

The Words We Use Are Black and White On essaie de trouver les couleurs qu on a reve Jacques Brel In Evian on the shores of Lake Geneva Lucy sells tickets at the cinema In the hills above the water her brother believes himself happily

  • Title: The Words We Use Are Black and White
  • Author: SimonHolloway
  • ISBN: 9783945651018
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • On essaie de trouver les couleurs qu on a reve Jacques Brel In Evian, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lucy sells tickets at the cinema In the hills above the water, her brother believes himself happily married to a woman he once tried to find by swimming across the lake Their childhood friend, Fabrice, is returning from the quiet confusion of Canadian trees and the br On essaie de trouver les couleurs qu on a reve Jacques Brel In Evian, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lucy sells tickets at the cinema In the hills above the water, her brother believes himself happily married to a woman he once tried to find by swimming across the lake Their childhood friend, Fabrice, is returning from the quiet confusion of Canadian trees and the brief memory of his girlfriend in Toronto Into this relative stillness comes Alain, escaping Geneva s necessity of human contact But a budding relationship between Alain and Lucy forces them all to reconsider the ways in which they try to talk to each other To the songs of Jacques Brel and with the lake as a constant presence, Lucy, her brother Jean Luc, and Fabrice struggle to make themselves heard among the clamour of failing words and misconceptions, leading to potential crises for them all This interwoven story of love, family and our inability to make ourselves understood leaves you wondering if language can ever be than guesswork, and if so whether anyone can ever be heard And for Alain, tangled somewhere in the middle, Lakes, of course, are pointless A compelling story of human relationships Holloway s intriguing characters struggle to communicate in a world steeped in images of language A hugely enjoyable read David Crystal A novel with poetic undertones that explores the tensions between communication and miscommunication, between narrative drive and inertia, to produce and expose a rich pattern of interconnections Nigel McLoughlin, Professor of Poetics Creativity, University of Gloucestershire

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    1. Lucy sells weekend cinema tickets in Evian, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Along with her brother Jean-Luc, and their childhood friend, Fabrice, they struggle with learning to communicate with each other. Lucy’s life is complicated by the arrival of Alain, who has come to Evian to escape human contact that has bedeviled him in Geneva. Alain and Lucy develop a relationship that complicates both their lives, and the lives of everyone around them.Simon Holloway’s The Words We Use are Black and W [...]

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