Category: Book
By (author): Jolas, Maria
By (author): Sarraute, Nathalie
Series: French Literature
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / In Translation / French
  FICTION / Literary
Published: February 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.75in
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Martereau is narrated by a tubercular young man driven by a compulsion to discover what lies behind faades, especially in relation to the adults around him. He's particularly interested in Martereau, his uncle's devoted friend and business associate. All in all, Martereau seems like a trustworthy, benign, self-sufficient man, but under the narrator's intense scrutiny--and Martereau's suspect behavior concerning a shady real-estate deal--his motives seem much more complex and seedy. In a subtle, skillful way, Nathalie Sarraute explores the difference between those who are wealthy and those who pretend to be so, and the manipulative way in which some people get ahead in the world.