Translated by Frank Perry.Dedication: To my editor, Andrea BelloliOpening: I'm in my garden in Finistère filling out change of address cards. It's an afternoon at the beginning of September 2000, a soft haze over the countryside. The Atlantic is breathing tides and seaweed, the reassuring sound of the warning bouy like an owl. Finistère is the region furthest west in Brittany.Self indulgent and at times a full-steam rant. High 2* rounded up.