This collection of her short stories was published last spring with a press specializing in contemporary French and American fiction.
Agnès Desarthe dedicated it to 2 Duke colleagues who introduced her as yet un-published work to students working in the French Short Fiction seminar.
The genre of the short story that is a deeply practiced and beloved one in English-language fiction, gains a playful French twist here with stories that combine the tart, unblinking character of Flannery O’Connor’s prose with the knowing whimsy – even fantastical character of Isaac Bashevis Singer. The result : a thoroughly Franco-American collection.
Work is underway on the English version of Kempinski.
For her current work, see : http://www.agnesdesarthe.com/
Ce qui est arrive aux Kempinski, Ed. de l’Olivier, Mai 2014