Underground Time

By Delphine De Vigan
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Paperback, 9781608197125, 257pp.)

Publication Date: November 22, 2011

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Every day, Mathilde takes the Metro to her job at a large multinational, where she has felt miserable and isolated ever since getting on the wrong side of her bullying boss. Every day, Thibault, a paramedic, drives where his dispatcher directs him, fighting traffic to attend to disasters. For many of the people he rushes to treat, he represents the only human connection in their day. Mathilde and Thibault are just two figures being pushed and shoved in a lonesome, crowded city. But what might happen if these two souls, traveling their separate paths, could meet?

Delphine de Vigan tells this story of urban isolation with poetic precision and resilient humor, in the much lauded follow-up to her bestselling "No and Me."

Praise for "No and Me"

"Thought-provoking and often poetic musings about No's life challenge readers to rethink their responsibilities to humankind Quiet yet gripping."-"Kirkus Reviews "

"All ages will find much to relish in this deceptively simple tale that is touching and enlightening." -"Herald (Scotland)

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