Con Brio

Con Brio In a brasserie just off the Boulevard St Germain a distinguished novelist watches entranced the motions of a young woman s hands folding a restaurant bill into a paper boat This passing observation

  • Title: Con Brio
  • Author: Brina Svit
  • ISBN: 9781860468575
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a brasserie just off the Boulevard St Germain, a distinguished novelist watches, entranced, the motions of a young woman s hands folding a restaurant bill into a paper boat This passing observation slim fingers against a white linen tablecloth provides the springboard for a compelling story of desire and jealousy in Brina Svit s explosive new novel, Con Brio The rIn a brasserie just off the Boulevard St Germain, a distinguished novelist watches, entranced, the motions of a young woman s hands folding a restaurant bill into a paper boat This passing observation slim fingers against a white linen tablecloth provides the springboard for a compelling story of desire and jealousy in Brina Svit s explosive new novel, Con Brio The respected author s comfortable life vanishes the instant he admires this strange woman s hands the discipline of forty productive years dissolves On an impulse he proposes to her She answers without hesitation yes, she will marry him, but on her terms She will live with him, but they are to remain strangers Soon Kati has driven Tibor s housekeeper, secretary and even his cat from his home And as she continues to hold Tibor at arms length, he goes from being a cool observer of the chaos she creates, to a man driven wild by passion and jealousy With a brutality offset only by the elegance and subtlety of Svit s writing Con Brio like Death in Venice before it dramatises the ruinous consequences of sexual obsession.

    One thought on “Con Brio”

    1. Dobro napisana knjiga o ženski lisici in nekemu psu, okej, ni čisto tako, ampak prav komot bi to bila basen.

    2. An older Slovenian writer living in Paris impulsively marries a young woman he knows nothing about, and who does not want to tell him anything about herself. She moves into his apartment, but keeps him at arm̕s length and drives people away from him. He narrates his own humiliating story in a matter-of-fact voice. Beautifully written/translated.

    3. It's hard to decide what I think about this book. The prose was exceptional and the lead character well wrought. And I could walk around the apartment with ease. Actually, I think my problems are because it's a deliberately one sided report of a series of events, and the ugly behaviour is supposed to be unpleasant. Good work Brina Svit.

    4. Teikumu un ainu līmenī ļoti labi uzrakstīts, bet lielākās līnijas man tomēr nesagāja kopā. Tiesa, otro pusi izlasīju apslimis.

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