Nicolas Mathieu’s France: In Spite of Despair, an Ode to Life

Nicolas Mathieu’s second novel And Their Children After Them (Fr: Leurs enfants après eux) earned him the Prix Goncourt in 2018. It unforgivingly explores the bleakness of a lower middle-class existence in contemporary France.

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