Someone Else

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Bitter Lemon Press, 2005 - Fiction - 307 pages
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"Breathless pace. Touches effortlessly on identity, love, alcohol, and the cynicism of the business world."--Les Echos

Who hasn't wanted to become "someone else"? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin becomes a private detective. He takes on a new identity, even a surgically altered face. Gredzinski, a self-effacing corporate executive, discovers liquor that evening and rapidly yields to the sensuality and self-confidence induced by alcoholism. Things get complicated when Blin is hired by an ex-lover to find himself and when Gredzinski secretly follows his girlfriend to her home. A helter-skelter tale of humor and suspense.

Winner of the literary prize RTL-Lire.

  

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Two strangers meet at a tennis club in Paris, launching this exploration into the nature of personal identity on its pleasantly erratic course. After a match, Thierry Blin, a picture framer, and ... Read full review

Contents

03chap1
1
04chap2
18
05chap3
37
06chap4
56
07chap5
70
08chap6
87
09chap7
108
10chap8
129
13chap11
174
14chap12
195
15chap13
209
16chap14
225
17chap15
251
18chap16
267
19chap17
285
20chap18
303

11chap9
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12chap10
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About the author (2005)

Benacquista, born in France of Italian immigrants, dropped out of film studies to finance his writing career. After being a museum night watchman, a train guard and a parasite on the Paris gallery opening and cocktail circuit, he is now a successful author and screenwriter. Her work includes Catherine Millet's explicit autobiography, 'The sexual life of Catherine M' and Beigbeder's attack novel on advertising, '£9.99'.She also translated 'Death in the Dordogne' by Louis Sanders recently favourably reviewed by the NYT.

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