Monsieur

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Scribe Publications Pty Limited, Oct 29, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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In the tradition of The Sexual Life of Catherine M and Story of O comes a captivating work of erotic literature by a 22-year-old.

What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, a university student and would-be writer, leads a carefree life in Paris until she meets Monsieur, a doctor more than twice her age. Beginning with their passionate encounter in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, Monsieur details their clandestine affair: the fleeting phone calls, the illicit meetings, the sexual adventures — and the devastating aftermath.

Often shocking but never gratuitous, Monsieur is a groundbreaking account of self-discovery and seduction. Ellie’s journey takes her from the highs of unquenchable desire to the edge of madness in this lucid, ferocious, and eloquent tale of a contemporary Lolita.

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About the author (2012)

Emma Becker was born in 1988, and is studying literature and communications. Monsieur is her first novel.

Maxim Jakubowski worked for many years in book publishing as an editor and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London. He was born in Britain and educated in France, and his books have been translated into many languages. He has been a columnist for Time Out and The Guardian, and contributed to most major newspapers and magazines, and is a regular arts commentator on British TV and radio. He also runs London’s annual crime film and literary festival, Crime Scene, and is a consultant for several overseas film festivals. He has won the Anthony and Karel awards for his contributions to, respectively, crime fiction and science fiction and fantasy.

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