For forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a ...Show synopsisFor forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a doctor, marries, opens a medical practice in a quiet country town, and settles into an existence of impeccable bourgeois conformity. And yet at unguarded moments this model family man is haunted by a sense of emptiness and futility. Then, one night, laden with Christmas presents, he meets Martine. It is time for the sleeper to awake.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May...Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes. May be an ex library copy with library markings. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Description:N/A. Translated from the French by louise Varese. Softbound...N/A. Translated from the French by louise Varese. Softbound First Edition published by THE SIGNET BOOK COMPANY (New York) in 1953. 144 pages of clean, bright text. The page edges are dyed red in color. Interior is unblemished. The front wrap is a print of a man passionately kissing a woman. The wraps are unblemished. Light wear around the wrap edges is noted. Minor soiling is noted. The Title as well as the Author's names are printed onto the front wrap and the spine, in white. The binding is tight with no latent flaws. The publication is rated Good.
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