"Fabre’s without notice touching novel has fun of its personal in the back of its low-key, easily translated narrative voice ... the town it conjures up isn’t the Paris of visitors yet of neighborhood people."—The big apple Times
"Fabre is a genius of those nuanced, inside moments ... the tale Fabre tells is that of each one in every of us: trying to find that means within the mundane, relocating via our lives, our interactions, as though throughout the cloth of a dream ... How can we reside? it asks to contemplate. And: What does our life mean?"—Los Angeles Times
"Guys Like Me is a quick, arresting story that ...not simply bargains prepared insights into the brain of its middle-aged protagonist, but additionally offers the reader with a different journey of what daily life within the low-key suburbs of Paris needs to actually be like."—Typographical Era
"Readers will enjoy this well-told story with a delightful ending."––Publishers Weekly
"The environment should be Paris, yet it’s now not the Paris of grand avenues and expensive cafés. actually, Fabre’s hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country."—Library Journal
A smile like a tender flash of sunshine . . . travels via this relocating novel and tells, in phrases which are muted and profoundly humane, of existence because it is."—Le Monde
"Fabre speaks to us of success and misfortune, of the injuries that make a guy or defeat him. He talks approximately our usual disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the guy within the crowd."—Elle
"In this novel one unearths the intimate geography of an writer who lays naked the essence of Paris and its outskirts."—La Quinzaine littéraire
Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the town, exposes the shadowy, nameless lives of many that inhabit the French capital. during this quiet, subdued story, a middle-aged place of work employee, divorced and alienated from his purely son, meets up with youth associates who're equally adrift, with out passions or clients. he is searching for a moment act to his mournful existence, looking the harbor of affection and a real reference to his son. Set in palpably actual Paris streets that think miles clear of town of sunshine, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of remorse and lack, but now not with out a glimmer of hope.
Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes approximately humans dwelling on society's margins. he's a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His prior novel, The Waitress was once New, used to be additionally translated into English.