Second Star, by Philippe Delerm

Staff Pick

Whether you call this flash fiction or bite-size essays--it's a delight. By simply noticing the world around him--from a grandfather watching a grandson read for the first time to the delicate act of peeling and consuming a clementine--Delerm conjures a series of fictional musings, presented with the grace and gravity of Taoist sayings.  As the French writer remarks, "Let’s remember the present," and there's no better way than by reading and rereading this humble jewel of a book.


Second Star: and other reasons for lingering By Philippe Delerm, Jody Gladding (Translated by) Cover Image
By Philippe Delerm, Jody Gladding (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781953861542
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Published: Archipelago - May 16th, 2023