Out of the pungent soil and wind-struck orchards of Provence, this enchanting love story will make you believe, if you ever doubted it, in the power of love and the lengths people will go to keep it alive.Philippe Cabassac has fly-truffled―the art of stalking the flies that lay their eggs directly over the truffles―every winter since childhood on his family estate in Provence. Since the death of h...
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (April 17, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1860422
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This is is a lyrical narrative of the wasting away of two lives, set in the hills of Provence where truffles grow. Luminous prose from a poet, including his descriptions of the nurturing of silkworms or of the growth of black truffles and its comple...
fe, Julieta, the truffles have come to represent something far more than a delicacy for Cabassac's palate: they trigger an evocative sequence of dream visions in which he and his lost wife enter, on winter nights, a state of intimate and prolonged communion. As Cabassac becomes increasingly involved in his dream life with Julieta, he loses his hold on his teaching obligations, on managing his estate, on his waking life altogether. Set against the fading of traditional Provencal culture and an incandescent Mediterranean landscape, The Fly- Truffler celebrates a love that, by its very ardor, outlasts a lifetime. Reading group guide included.