Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"The Watchman" by Colette (1933)

When I think of Colette, as I do in odd moments, I do not usually conjure up memories of her stories based on being a mother.  "The Watchman" is an interesting story narrated over several days.  The children begin to report they hear odd noises in the attic, like someone walking around up there.  At first nothing can be found,  it is fun to observe the family interactions.  At the end they find a huge owl has turned the attic into his home.  

Ambrosia Boussweau 

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