Amélie Nothomb: Les aérostats [Airships]

The latest addition to my website is Amélie Nothomb‘s Les aérostats [Airships]. Ange, a nineteen-year old university student in Brussels gets a job teaching a sixteen-year old boy who is allegedly dyslexic (he isn’t) and who needs helps with his French studies. The pay is generous but the father is controlling. However, while the boy makes considerable improvement with Ange, he also starts to fall in love with her. Ange had been very lonely, having no friends but now, at the same time, her professor falls in love with her so she has two men in love with her, one still a boy, one older than her father.

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