J.-P. Toussaint’s Naked at Numero Cinq

September 4th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Naked Toussaint

In Numero Cinq magazine, Jason Lucarelli pens an insightful appreciation of Naked, the latest from “Belgian Nicholson Baker”  Jean-Philippe Toussaint, and the final book in his Marie tetralogy:

The most mesmerizing aspect of Toussaint’s narrative logic is how he blurs the temporality between events so that major moments during the breakup recall earlier corresponding moments. His narratives are so intricate, so pleasingly recursive, that the shape they take, the choices Toussaint makes, is where readers will find reward.

The magazine also features an excerpt from the novel, out this month from Dalkey Archive.

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