A Brief Stay with the Living by Marie Darrieussecq gradually reveals the terrible event which connects four women, a mother and three daughters, now scattered between the South of France and Buenos Aires.
Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Her debut novel, Pig Tales (1996), was published in 34 countries and became the most popular first novel in France since the 1950s. Her second novel,My Phantom Husband (1998), became an immediate bestseller. Her third novel, Breathing Underwater, prompted Francis Gilbert in The Times to declare that 'there are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them'. Her most recent novel, White, was published in 2005.
"'Darrieussecq works by taking risks... The result is worth attention; it is tremendous writing.' The Times; 'A stunningly talented writer.' Alex Clark, Guardian; 'France's best young novelist.' The New Yorker"