My life as a Russian novel

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Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet town, ‘My Life as a Russian Novel’ traces Carrère’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, Carrère weaves the strands of his story into a travelogue of a journey inward. Road trip, confession and 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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‘As a writer, Carrère is straight berserk’ Junot Dìaz

In this non-fiction novel Рroad trip, confession, and erotic tour de force РEmmanuel Carr̬re pursues two consuming obsessions: the disappearance of his grandfather amid suspicions that he was a Nazi collaborator in the Second World War; and a violently passionate affair with a woman that he loves but which ends in destruction. Moving between Paris and Kotelnich, a grisly post-Soviet town, Carr̬re weaves his story into a travelogue of a journey inward, travelling fearlessly into the depths of his tortured psyche.

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Weight0.232 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K