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Virtual Launch Celebration: Jean-Luc Persecuted

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a virtual celebration of Jean-Luc Persecuted by C.F. Ramuz. Event will feature translator Olivia Baes in conversation with Emma Ramadan, translator and owner of Riffraff Bookstore in Providence, RI.

This event will stream on Facebook Live and on Zoom. REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE.

Jean-Luc Persecuted follows the ill-fated life of an unhappily married man, In a small mountainous village where everybody knows everybody, Jean-Luc and his wife Christine live with their newborn son and neighbors in pastoral peace. However, Jean-Luc’s life reels into manic, unstoppable chaos when he arrives home one evening and his wife is nowhere to be found. When he concludes that his wife has pursued an affair with her former lover and left him with their child, he falls toward unstoppable mental collapse, surrounded by villagers unable to effect real change.

A never-before-translated novel that exemplifies the style of iconic Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz, Jean-Luc Persecuted follows the explosive downfall of a man in the wake of societal pressure.

Support Riffraff by ordering your copy of Jean-Luc Persecuted on their site.


August 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm