Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
We have a slight pause between the departure of our last guests and the arrival of new ones. Well, we do have a dog guest now, but that’s different. I’m very much looking forward to starting The Sellout by Paul Beatty. It won last year’s Man Booker Prize. He starts the book by really slapping the reader in the face:
The flowers in town this summer are lovely. The combination of colours really works. They change them every season and nine out of 10 times they’re nice, but this time they’re happy. here are some in the immediate vicinity of number 42.
Also on my reading list this summer is Ian McEwan’s book with the fetus narrator, Nutshell. These are books people bring us after testing for themselves, so they’re sure bets 😀
Last week was the Fanfares Sans Frontières which is the Mazamet carnival. We took our guests to dinner at the Grand Balcon (newly reformed, excellent new menu, they’ve gone from mediocre to very good) and afterwards to see some of the parade as it’s in walking distance of the house. It was amusing.