If you are looking for reading suggestions for long winter nights, don’t hesitate and take La vie mode d’emploi (Life A user’s manual), Georges Perec’s masterpiece, to know everything about life! The novel (or the novels) is an essential work of French experimental literature, where the form and the content play with each other.

Perec brings the readers into the everyday life of the inhabitants of a building in Paris. Every apartment in the building is like the piece of a puzzle, the general image comes progressively by reading the whole book. But the order of the pieces does not really matter, the reader can start wherever they feel like, so that every reading of the book becomes a new experience.