On the Line by Joseph Ponthus, Stephanie Smee | Black Inc.

On the Line


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About the author

Joseph Ponthus

After studying literature and social work, Joseph Ponthus worked for over ten years as a social worker and special needs teacher in the suburbs of Paris. In 2012 he co-authored Nous… La Cité (The Suburbs are Ours). His most recent work …

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Stephanie Smee

Stephanie Smee left a career in law to work as a literary translator. Recent publications include the translations of Hannelore Cayre’s The Godmother. Her translation of rediscovered WWII memoir No Place to Lay One’s Head won …

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Praise for On the Line

‘From the uniformity and repetition of the production line, Joseph Ponthus finds humour, grace and humanity. A unique and deeply affecting novel.’ —Ryan O’Neill

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