To Hell With Politeness (and With the Stranger Next Door)!

A review of Amélie Nothomb’s postmodern classic.

“We’re lucky! This neighbour won’t disturb us!”

Enter the Stranger Next Door

“I didn’t dare to behave like a brute.”

A Societal Parody

“It was a mountain of meat wearing a dress, or rather being wrapped in fabric.”

Freelance Editor • Cultural Journalist. I talk language, freelance writing, and books — in no particular order.

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