Hardback The reader on the 6.27 / Jean-Paul Didierlaurent ; translated by Ros Schwartz.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Mantle,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781447276463 (hbk.) :
Translated from the French.
Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life. Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author.
Original title: Liseur du 6h27. English
193 pages ; 23 cm
A quirky little book but full of great characters with a very hopeful ending.