'Don't mention the election' appears to be the recommendation in my French village

‘Don’t mention the election’ appears to be the recommendation in my French village

But where were the conversations? Eavesdropping in the bars and restaurants, I heard people discussing the warp and weft of ordinary life: children, friends, neighborhood gossip, prices in the supermarket, traffic, parking, weather, oyster prices (fine, that might be specific to here, but you see where I’m going). If I attemptedly asked friends about the …

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