On the Edge (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811222846, 464pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2016
Chirbes alternates this choir of voices with a majestic third-person narration, injecting a profound and moving lyricism and offering the hope that a new vitality can emerge from the putrid swamps. On the Edge, even as it excoriates, pulsates with robust life, and its rhythmic, torrential style marks the novel as an indelible masterpiece.