Leo Pleysier (b. 1945) made his debut in 1971 with ‘Mirliton’, a collection of stories which was met with immediate praise, but it was with 'White Is Always Nice' that he found his passport to a broader public. It set the tone for a further two novels with a female voice: ‘The Cupboard’ and 'The Yellow River is Freezed over'. Pleysier’s primary merit is his capacity to recast the language of everyday people in literary language.
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