The Cracks in Our Armor
Publisher: Europa Editions
In this collection of short stories, all written in the first person, Anna Gavalda paints the lives of seven people. An ode to those who confront their vulnerabilities and admit their weaknesses, these pieces illustrate the importance of love, friendship and family despite the wounds of the past.
From the trucker who puts his dog to sleep following the death of his son to the alcoholic widow who befriends a stranger raised in a strict military family, readers will find the Gavaldian universe on full display in these stories of suffering and salvation.