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The Love Object

Adam Mars-Jones: Anne Garréta

29 July 2015
Sphinx 
by Anne Garréta, translated by Emma Ramadan.
Deep Vellum, 120 pp., £9.87, April 2015, 978 1 941920 09 1
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... or less spells things out: ‘Bran has fleas.’ ‘Of course he has fleas! Haven’t they all?’ A comparable withholding of cues, carried through with much more ambition and method, is central to AnneGarréta’s short novel Sphinx, in which neither the narrator nor the love object is assigned a gender. They both earn a living at night, the narrator a DJ at Apocryphe, A*** a dancer at the Eden ...

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