|Friday (1967) [Novel]|
by Michel Tournier
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A sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the 'New Yorker' calls "France's best and probably best-known writer." Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then a mulatto named Friday appears and teaches Robinson that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization.
Original title: Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor
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