Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated by Frank Wynne
So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighbourhood by Patrick Modiano, translated by Euan Cameron
Springtime allows Parisians to indulge their predilection for life en terrasse. Trees and gardens are blooming, neighbourhood markets and squares are coming alive, and the newly pedestrianised right bank of the Seine is busy with walkers and cyclists.
A rollerblading poet stopped to cadge some tobacco from a friend of mine as we were sitting outside a bar on ...