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Dolce Agonia (Sweet Agony) (2001) [Novel]
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A sometimes painful yet openly comic work, Dolce Agonia is a moral and social reflection on our times compressed into a few hours on a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town. Sean Farrell, a poet with a gift for instilling discomfort, is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen people, not all of whom know one another. But as the evening unfolds, the reader comes to know each of the guests intimately—their thoughts, aspirations, sufferings—and even to catch a glimpse of their individual futures.

Original title: Dolce Agonia
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


  • The author writes in both French (a second language) and English. This book was published in French then translated into English by the author. It has been published in the US both under the originial title and the translated title "Sweet Agony".

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