Now The Night Begins

Alain Guiraudie
Afterword by Bruce Hainley and Wayne Koestenbaum
Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman

A novel that is a meditation on friendship, love, obsession, power, and abuse, by turns hyperrealist and phantasmagoric, recalling the work of Sade and Bataille.

And he leaves. I’m not happy, I’m pretty upset at myself, I wasn’t satisfied with him but I wouldn’t have been any better without him. I sit on the couch and think. I’m not actually thinking, it’s already been thought, I have to call Grampa… I need to hear his voice. I miss him.—from Now the Night Begins

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