The Trunk


S. Pare / L. Coverdale / A. Hunter / L. de Souza


The Trunk

Louis Vuitton and French publisher Gallimard publish The Trunk, an anthology of short stories. Gaston-Louis Vuitton, the founder's grandson and a passionate collector, constituted fabulous archives of press articles about trunks' stories: cases about thefts, spies, princesses, lost or blood-stained trunks... Forty years later, eleven French writers could immerse themselves in these archives and brought them back to life. Eleven stories by Éliette Abécassis, Fabienne Berthaud, Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes, Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves, Patrick Eudeline, David Foenkinos, Philippe Jaenada, Yann Moix, Véronique Ovaldé et Bruno de Stabenrath.

I translated all but the stories by Eliette Abécassis, Marie Darrieussecq and Véronique Ovaldé.