Girl meets boy at a café in Paris. He’s obsessed with the Bible, even though he doesn’t believe in God. She doesn’t either, she only wants pleasure, and although she admires the boy she is bored by him. When she thinks of Jesus, she imagines her own father who also died unjustly. Translated by Deborah Treisman, Fiction Editor.
December 25, 2006 and January 1, 2007: “The Bible” by Marguerite Duras