Janet Louth translated several books by Emmanuel Bove, including My Friends, Armand, and A Man Who Knows.
From My Friendsby Emmanuel Bove, translated from the French by Janet Louth
When I wake up, my mouth is open. My teeth are furry: it would be better to brush them in the evening, but I am never brave enough. Tears have dried at the corners of my eyes. My shoulders do not hurt any more. Some stiff hair covers my forehead. I spread my fingers and push it back. It is no good: like the pages of a new book it springs up and tumbles over my eyes again.