The Waitress Was New

The Waitress Was New

Book - 2008 | 1st Archipelago Books ed.
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Pierre is a veteran bartender in a caf© on the outskirts of Paris. He observes his customers as they come and go - the young man who drinks beer as he reads Primo Levi, the fellow who, from time to time, strips down and plunges into the nearby Seine, the few regulars who eat and drink there on credit - sizing them up with great accuracy and empathy. Soon, however, the caf© must close its doors and Pierre finds himself at a loss. As readers follow his stream of thoughts over three days, Pierre's humanity and profound solitude both emerge. A moving portrait of human emotions.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st Archipelago Books ed.
ISBN: 9780977857692
Branch Call Number: FABRE
Characteristics: 117 p. ; 17 cm.


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clearymccarthy May 05, 2017

this is the best book in the world

Dec 22, 2009

This book was barely over 100 pages long, but it STILL was too long! Although there were some interesting things about this book, it seemed more like a very long short story than a book. All in all, it was pretty ho-hum. I'd rate it at no more than a C plus.

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