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A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

‘The more clearly one sees this world, the more one is obliged to pretend it does not exist.’

A beautifully written book set in provincial France during the ’60s about a relationship between an American Yale dropout and a young French girl. Salter’s writing is short, sharp and illuminating with it’s descriptions. Unlike other older novels, this book isn’t flowery in it’s wording, which is refreshing.

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