"Fabre’s by surprise touching novel has amusing of its personal in the back of its low-key, easily translated narrative voice ... town it inspires isn’t the Paris of visitors yet of neighborhood people."—The big apple Times
"Fabre is a genius of those nuanced, inside moments ... the tale Fabre tells is that of each considered one of us: searching for that means within the mundane, relocating via our lives, our interactions, as though in the course of the textile of a dream ... How will we reside? it asks to think about. And: What does our life mean?"—Los Angeles Times
"Guys Like Me is a quick, arresting story that ...not merely deals willing insights into the brain of its middle-aged protagonist, but additionally offers the reader with a distinct journey of what daily life within the low-key suburbs of Paris needs to really be like."—Typographical Era
"Readers will get pleasure from this well-told story with a delightful ending."––Publishers Weekly
"The atmosphere can be Paris, yet it’s now not the Paris of grand avenues and expensive cafés. in reality, Fabre’s hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country."—Library Journal
A smile like a smooth flash of sunshine . . . travels via this relocating novel and tells, in phrases which are muted and profoundly humane, of lifestyles because it is."—Le Monde
"Fabre speaks to us of good fortune and misfortune, of the injuries that make a guy or defeat him. He talks approximately our usual disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the fellow within the crowd."—Elle
"In this novel one reveals the intimate geography of an writer who lays naked the essence of Paris and its outskirts."—La Quinzaine littéraire
Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of town, exposes the shadowy, nameless lives of many that inhabit the French capital. during this quiet, subdued story, a middle-aged place of work employee, divorced and alienated from his in basic terms son, meets up with youth pals who're equally adrift, with out passions or clients. he is trying to find a moment act to his mournful lifestyles, looking the harbor of affection and a real reference to his son. Set in palpably actual Paris streets that think miles clear of the town of sunshine, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of remorse and shortage, but no longer and not using a glimmer of hope.
Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes approximately humans dwelling on society's margins. he's a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His prior novel, The Waitress was once New, was once additionally translated into English.