From celebrated playwright-novelist Yasmina Reza comes an unprecedented account of her year spent with French president Nicolas Sarkozy. This utterly unorthodox portrait is written in a captivatingly impressionistic style: their exchanges exist as a play of words and glances, framed as scenes from a headlong drama. Along the campaign trail, in strategy sessions, and at meetings with heads of state, writer and politician develop a relationship that knows no parallel.
About the Author
Yasmina Reza, born in Paris in 1959, is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Her first play, " Conversations Apres un Enterrement" ("Conversations After a Burial") won her the 1987 Moliere Award for Best Author along with a Johnson Foundation Award and a SACD New Talent Award. Her other works for the theater include "Art" and "The Unexpected Man", among others. She lives in Paris.
“[Reza is] a splendid observer-nothing gets by her.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Quite possibly the most innovative and startling report on a political campaign ever written.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Brilliantly evocative. . . . captivating. . . . A contemplation of a man struggling with the evanescence of time. This is the campaign trail as we have never seen it before.”
—Times Literary Supplement