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Life X 3

Life X 3 - 00 edition

Life X 3 - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780571207381

ISBN10: 0571207383

Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza and Christopher  Translator Hampton - ISBN 9780571207381
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Faber Faber, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza and Christopher  Translator Hampton - ISBN 9780571207381

ISBN13: 9780571207381

ISBN10: 0571207383

Summary

From the celebrated writer of Art, a scathingly hilarious commentary on vanity, professional insecurity, and the vicissitudes of marriage.

Life X 3 presents three versions of two couples (and an offstage six-year-old) trying to make a success of one evening despite the fact that they neither like nor respect one another. When Hubert and Inès arrive a day early to dinner at the home of Henri and Sophie, Sophie barely has time to change out of her robe and Inès is in a foul mood about a run in her stocking-from there, the evening can only go downhill. Over an improvised meal of chocolate fingers, potato chips, and wine, the couples trade insults on every social and professional level and loyalties are changed with the same rapidity that glasses of Sancerre are drained. However, as she has so astutely done in the past, Yasmina Reza uses these acidic exchanges to illuminate the innate desire for love and acceptance in us all.

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