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Adam Haberberg (Vintage International)

Yasmina Reza


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/2003)
Hardcover (1/2/2007)


From the award-winning author of Art and Desolation comes this bitingly funny new novel that follows the absurd adventures of a man struggling with a midlife crisis.

Adam Haberberg is losing his sight in his left eye. His new book is a flop. And his marriage isn’t doing too well. But while sitting one day on a park bench, he sees an old friend from high school, Marie Thérèse, and suddenly his whole life seems to change. Adam soon finds that his own life has somehow become intertwined with Marie Thérèse’s, throwing everything into question. A wry tragicomedy and a nuanced study of a man in the throes of an existential crisis, Adam Haberberg has the same wit and panache that have marked all of Yasmina Reza’s work to date.

Praise For Adam Haberberg (Vintage International)

“Captivating. . . . Sophisticated. . . . Swift and exhilarating.” —The New York Times Book Review“Intense. . . . A driving, brutal snapshot of a midlife crisis.” —San Francisco Chronicle“Poignant and bitterly funny. . . . Reza offers us in Adam Haberberg the tightrope spectacle of a fabulously successful writer describing a failed one.” —Los Angeles Times“Polished. . . . A sympathetic portrait of a writer filled with regrets about his life and art.” —The New York Times

Vintage, 9781400078462, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2008

About the Author

Yasmina Reza is a playwright and novelist whose plays have all been multi-award-winning critical and popular international successes, translated in more than thirty languages. She lives in Paris.