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Book Title: My Phantom Husband|
The author of the book: Marie Darrieussecq
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 570 KB
ISBN 13: 9780571203369
Edition: Faber Faber
Date of issue: July 3rd 2000
Read full description of the books:What would you think if your husband, one day, with no word of explanation or warning, vanished? When would you begin to panic - the first hour, the first night?
A deceptively simple story about a deserted woman, My Phantom Husbandis Marie Darrieussecq's eerie follow-up to Pig Tales, showing her to be a writer of great subtlety and depth. When her husband goes to buy fresh bread and never returns, the young narrator's life changes for ever. Night after night she has to learn to be alone, to sleep alone, to live in a space she has shared with a man for seven years. Yet who was he, her husband, and did they really have much in common? Why can't she remember her love for him - or even what he looked like? Dragged into a world of visions, she is besieged by childhood terrors - monsters behind the furniture, vampires floating around in the dark, strangers walking in other rooms. She begins to see her husband, or an apparition of him. Is he a supernatural visitation or the product of madness - or a figment of her guilty conscience? My Phantom Husband is a profoundly unsettling parable about the way love appears and disappears, about the absences and evasions that can lie hidden in any relationship.
Read information about the authorMarie Darrieussecq was born on January 3, 1969. She was raised in a small village in the Basque Country.
While finishing her PhD in French literature, she wrote her first novel, Truismes (Pig Tales) which was published in September 1996 by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens (POL), who have published all her subsequent novels as well. After the success of Truismes, Darrieussecq decided to quit her teaching position at the University of Lille to concentrate on writing her novels. Her first husband was a mathematician and her second is an astrophysicist. She gave birth to a son in 2001 and to a daughter in 2004.
She endorsed Ségolène Royal's candidacy during the French Presidential Elections of 2007.
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