Odily, or the Solitude of the Airports
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 140 mm x 210 mm
Publisher: UAB Alma littera
Odily is an elegant, ninety-year-old Parisian - petite dame - who "knows what it means to be getting older but doesn't know what it means to grow up". A narrator is a long term tenant of her loft in Paris center and her strolls companion. As he is forced to adapt to Odily's place, little by little he becomes immersed into her world that is full of nostalgia and melancholy for the old days. This friendship of two lonely people from different generations is like an accidental meeting of two passengers in an airport waiting hall, who will soon be forced to part their ways.
- The story of this novel is multi-layered, poetic, impressionistic.
- The atmosphere of Paris and the Parisian lifestyle are subtly conveyed.
- The novel is based on a true story; the author and the narrator are the same person, so the novel is like a diary.
- This book gives an exceptional pleasure of reading to literature gourmets.
- The novel was nominated for the best book of the year 2015 in Lithuania.
In 2016 the author have won the National Prize in Lithuania.
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