Michael Arditti

A voyage of literary discovery: Clara Reads Proust, by Stéphane Carlier, reviewed

A 23-year-old hairdresser casually picks up a copy of Swann’s Way left behind by a client – only to find the novel taking over her life

Stéphane Carlier. [Credit: Claire Deweggis]

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