Once you have looked at the world through the eyes of Violette Leduc's lady you won't be the same again. Caught in the depths of poverty, an old woman escapes into an existence where objects, streets, and entire cities have voices and personalities. Told with a feathery touch and masterful compassion, this story is for all those who have ever caught themselves talking to their furniture.
"The narrow focus and the compactness of Leduc's prose mean that, line for line, this book is as richly humane as anything else you're likely to read." --Independent