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My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir

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by Emmanuel Carr?re
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My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir by Emmanuel Carr?re

An unsparingly truthful account of love, betrayal, and the traps we set for ourselves, by France's master of psychological suspense

In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carr?re has trained his unblinking gaze on the lives of others as they fight a losing battle with that most fearsome of adversaries--the self. Now, determined to escape the bleak visions of his narratives, he takes on a film project in the heart of Russia while also embarking on a new love affair back home in Paris. But soon enough, the diversion he seeks eludes him, intimacy proves too arduous, and Carrvre is left peering into the dark mirror of his own life.

Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet town, My Life as a Russian Novel traces Carr?re's pursuit of two obsessions--the disappearance of his Russian grandfather and his erotic fascination with a woman he loves but cannot keep from destroying. In prose that is elegant and passionate, Carr?re weaves the strands of his story into a travelogue of a journey inward. Road trip, confession, erotic tour de force--this fearless reckoning illuminates the schemes we devise to evade ourselves and the inevitable payment they exact.

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Pages: 288
Size: 238 KB
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Date published:   2010
ISBN: 9781429984249 (DRM-EPUB)

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