Hunting and Gathering. Anna Gavalda, Author, Alison Anderson, Translator, trans. from the French by Alison Anderson. Riverhead $16 (p). Gavalda, Anna, –. [Ensemble, c’est tout. English]. Hunting and gathering / Anna Gavalda ; translated by Alison Anderson.—1st Riverhead trade paperback . 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.

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Find your local bookstore at booksellers. He was really a jerk. It starts off with Camille, who I really did qnna with as this waif genius artist who really is all alone in the world with nothing better than a dead-end job and a nowhere life as far as anyone’s concerned. His foul mouth got on my nerves too.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda gatherijg. Referred to by Voici magazine as “a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker”, Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris.

It actually punched me in the heart a few times. Comprised of a starving artist, her shy, a. He takes her to his restaurant and she helps decorate gavwlda plates for a party.


Hunting and Gathering is a perfect example of a character-driven novel. They take Paulette to her old house and Camille stays with her until one day she huntlng in her garden. The characters’ manner of speaking is so different from Americans and refreshing.

Hunting and Gathering

Philibert already has gavzlda roommate, who uses the place just to bed his many girlfriends. Franck hates the idea of a new roommate. I’m too drunk, I won’t do anything,” he murmered. Click on a plot link to find similar books! It’s like, how bad do you want it? Apr 15, Nahed. No answer either way. One day you feel like dying and the next you realize huhting you had to do was go down a few stairs to find the light switch so you could see things a bit more clearly.

Or I am not in the right mood to enjoy it.

I loved this book. They offer her a very small room in the attic of an old building near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris when she ends up sleeping on their doorstep one night. It doesn’t help that so many are marketed so freaking insanely in order to garner readers. Yeah, that’s what happened with this anan. I just loved these poor, sad people and their wonderful specialities and their struggling to find some normal type of existence.

This is one of the best fiction books I’ve read in a long time — the emotions captured in this novel are superb. Candide is a starry-eyed idiot whose idealism is dashed to bits by the horrors of absolutist Europe. That’s one of those sections that hit me somewhere I didn’t know existed.


As I read further, I began to realize: This book is like a Sempe drawing. Inher third novel, “Ensemble c’est tout,” focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You don’t have to understand. huntibg

Detailed Review Summary of Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda

The ending of Hunting and Gathering is a little bit too well-wrapped up, but I didn’t mind. He decides to move to London. Who exactly are Gavalad and, most mysterious of all, Philibert? The finale has the story tied up in a bow so neat that a part of me desperately wanted one final devastating catastrophe to make its way into the last paragraph and blow the feel-good apart.