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Adam Thorpe - The Standing Pool

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Adam Thorpe talks to camera about the sinister and the satirical in his new book The Standing Pool


Adam Thorpe Interview

The Standing Pool

Adam Thorpe talks to The Interview Online about the sinister and the satirical in his new book The Standing Pool

 

A couple of academics rent a house in rural France for six months with their young girls. It should be the perfect sabbatical for these liberal freethinking academics. However they did not bargain on their American landlords upsetting the local community and in particular their gardener, the loner Jean Luc.

With wartime tragedies resonating in the valleys, insensitive Americans for landlords and a gardener who is arguably the right side of creative madness, The Standing Pool is rich in metaphors about modern day colonialism.

 

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