Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate. In , Hunting and Gathering was, along with The Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter 5, one of those books you kept seeing in the Paris metro. Hunting and Gathering is a novel by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Its original French title is Ensemble, c’est tout, which means “Together, that’s.

Author: Yomi Malagar
Country: Peru
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 5 September 2006
Pages: 351
PDF File Size: 12.62 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.93 Mb
ISBN: 640-7-98520-971-4
Downloads: 74369
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vishicage

It starts off with Camille, who I really did sympathize with as this waif genius I really enjoyed this book until about two-thirds of the way into it when it started to get predictable and I could easily picture it being made into a romantic comedy film which it was made into in France, unfortunately. A charming account of achieving happiness against the odds. Views Read Edit View history.

Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda – Penguin Books Australia

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. The biggest flaw for me was probably Philou’s character.

Yeah, that’s what happened with this book. Same book and author. She’s not out to find herself a man, or even the right pair of high heels. She found the movie disappointing – “sweet,” she said, “but The second half other than the syrupy epilogue is not bad but simply very run-of-the-mill.

She denies his concerns and pretends to be OK.


Hunting and Gathering

In response, Franck picks Camille up and takes her out back to his office. I’m too drunk, I won’t do anything,” he murmered. Many heated arguments pass between Camille and Franck, the latter annoyed at her presence and the former finding him rude and disrepectful. Llena de luz, esperanza y ternura. I wanted to find out more about all the people in the book, their backgrounds and connections, what had happened to them and where they were going.

Camille, a cleaning lady gatehring “cleaning operative” who lives in a tiny apartment by herself and doesn’t eat; Philibert, an aristocrat lacking social skills who lives in Camille’s building; his roommate Franck, a temperamental but t This will sound weird, but it’s true: I appreciate this, because it really is our muli-dimensional nature that makes us human.

I don’t like that he faded as Franck’s character took over taking care of Camille. I just don’t like it when they’re predictable because it’s formulaic and not very challenging to me as a story.

Gavalca characters in what I define as “chick lit” do not appreciate the beauty in an ugly knitted scarf. He shoulder-taps her and calls her bluff.

Hunting and Gathering A novel by Anna Gavalda. I almost couldn’t bring myself to read this because of that. It was rather hard to follow at times and a little awkward to read. As a reward for her discipline, her characters really come to life, flaws and all, and allow the reader to develop a relationship with them as if they really are “friends”, as the characters themselves grow to know and love one another. Apr 15, Nahed.


It is graceful and gentle and detailed, despite looking right into the heart of something that would otherwise revolt or depress. Un libro humting relaciones humanas. Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling.

I don’t like that This book. Unfortunately, there’s a point towards the last portion of the novel where she pisses me off.


He already has an unlikely flatmate, the foul-mouthed, talented working-class young chef, Franck, who is made more obnoxious by guilt about the beloved grandmother he’s had to put in a home. This belonged to his recently deceased aristocratic forebear, and is filled with heirlooms. I loved this book. Translated from the French gatherint I loved this novel about a group of isolated people who find in each other an odd gatheribg of family.

However, when she takes a fall she is sent to hospital who then advise that she recovers in a nursing-home, much to her dismay.

Published April 3rd by Riverhead Books first published January 1st I’m not great at reading contemporary novels for some reason. She’s bones and grit and paint. I was worried that once I finished this book I would be filled with sadness over leaving these characters.