The Conductor and Other Tales - Jean Ferry

Jean Ferry is best-known for two reasons, first as an early champion of foundational French avant-gardist Raymond Roussel, second as a screenwriter for some of France’s great luminary directors. It turns out he was also one of the country’s most gifted creators of surreal short fiction. Fishing communities that fish for birds from hot-air balloons. Secret societies so secret its highest officials might not know they’re involved. A mountaineer who rappels down a dark crevasse into…a house in Scotland? Ferry somehow extracts the poignancy from these obviously charming scenarios, all told in delightful bursts of only a handful of pages apiece, each with an accompanying illustration reminiscent of a Gustave Dore print.

The Conductor and Other Tales By Jean Ferry, Claude Ballaré (Illustrator), Edward Gauvin (Translator) Cover Image
By Jean Ferry, Claude Ballaré (Illustrator), Edward Gauvin (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781939663016
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Wakefield Press - November 30th, 2013