When Jean-Marc Fray was a studious boy growing up in the south of France, he found an almost Proustian refuge in his grandmother’s house, full of antiques and books.
“I’d curl up in her armoire and look at books and my uncle’s geology collection,” Fray says. “When it was too hot outside and I was supposed to be taking a nap, I would smell and touch and dream.”
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.