“Leroux’s work is filled with striking metaphors and descriptions. Every sense is evoked.”
“Can you help me? My bag, take my bag.”
“You went under, and I’ve been at sea ever since, searching for you in every wave.”
“It’s the first words, the opening lines that grab my attention. They have to land, leave their mark.”
“I would have to admit that two words come to mind: schizophrenic and melancholic. Surely not very positive terms, but then good literature is seldom about sanity and happiness, right?”
Leroux’s book is an ambitious exploration of our “plural, incalculable world.” This translation mostly does it justice.