Jean-Claude Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep.-Time Out New York Rico has neither a roof over his head, nor a steady income on which to depend. He has, in effect, been banished to society's margins. When a friend and fellow clochard dies of exposure after a night spent in the Paris metro, Rico decides to flee the northern cold for his beloved south-for Marseilles and the Mediterranean. From the celebrated author of the Marseilles Trilogy, this is both an affecting on-the-road novel and a tender exploration of love's power to both heal and destroy.
About the Author
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels (The Lost Sailors, and A Sun for the Dying) and one collection of short stories (Vivre fatigue) also enjoy great success with both critics and the public.
Praise for A Sun for the Dying
"Our last true romantic, Jean-Claude Izzo transmits warmth to his readers, as if granting them a mouthful of pure love. A Sun for the Dying is beautiful, like a black sun, tragic and desperate."
--Le Point (France)
"Jean-Claude Izzo knew how to recount stories of intense love found and lost, of the sea and the sun and their perfumes-above all the blue Mediterranean of Marseilles--of the lives of forsaken tramps who wander the streets begging 'please, can you spare a little sun.'"--La Repubblica (Italy)
Praise for Jean-Claude Izzo
"Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep."--Time Out New York
"Izzo writes candidly about European racial politics, and his characters brood intriguingly."
"What makes [Izzo's] work haunting is his extraordinary ability to convey the tastes and smells of Marseilles, and the way memory and obligation dog every step his hero takes."--The New Yorker
"Izzo's Marseilles is ravishing. Every street, cafe and house has it's own character."--Globe and Mail