AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY by Pierre Moinot

AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY

Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this accomplished 1998 novel (the latest from a veteran French author whose large oeuvre remains almost completely untranslated), a pair of inexplicable murders unravels the calm of a small French village, setting its occupants at first on edge, and eventually at one another’s throats. Moinot draws us in with a series of sharply etched characterizations, notably that of a preadolescent rural youth whose confusions and misinterpretations subtly embody the vulnerability of his neighbors (and hence, by implication, of us all). A terrific little morality tale from a writer whom we really ought to know more about.

Pub Date: June 1st, 2001
ISBN: 1-56649-154-1
Page count: 224pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2001




MORE BY JODY GLADDING

FictionIF YOU CROSS THE RIVER by Geneviève  Damas
by Geneviève Damas
NonfictionVIRGINIA WOOLF by Viviane Forrester
by Viviane Forrester
NonfictionSACRED COW, MAD COW by Madeleine Ferrières
by Madeleine Ferrières