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Marie Darrieussecq - Author

About the Author

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Her debut novel, Pig Tales (1996), was published in 34 countries and became the most popular first novel in France since the 1950s. Her second novel, My Phantom Husband (1998), became an immediate bestseller. Her third novel, Breathing Underwater, prompted Francis Gilbert in The Times to declare that 'there are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them'. Her fourth novel, A Brief Stay with the Living, is published in June 2003.

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Crossed Lines

Crossed Lines

Author: Marie Darrieussecq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The Baby

The Baby

Author: Marie Darrieussecq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Our Life In The Forest

Our Life In The Forest

Author: Marie Darrieussecq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

Nigel Cooke

Nigel Cooke

Author: Marie Darrieussecq, Darian Leader, Tony Godfrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2016

An in-depth look at the work and career of this fascinating artist, who is having a profound impact on contemporary painting Nigel Cooke is known for his complex paintings, which thematically explore the meeting point between creative labour, consciousness, art history, consumer culture, and nature. Primarily centred on meticulously painted, large-scale urban landscapes, which he calls 'hybrid theatrical spaces', Cooke's work employs disparate styles, often integrating trompe l'oeil miniature rocks and trees with backdrops of graffiti-marked buildings, to create scenes conveying obscure and macabre narratives. This survey of Cooke's career to date explores the artist's style, approach, and impact on contemporary art and includes his very latest works, completed shortly before publication.

Revue

Revue

Author: Marie Darrieussecq, Francoise Gaillard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

White

White

Author: Marie Darrieussecq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

It is 2015. Edmee and Pete are engineers on a remote research station in Antarctica. Both are running from tragic events at home. In this setting of magnificent desolation, just fifteen kilometres from the South Pole, a love affair begins to flourish - until there is a catastrophic power failure at the base . . .

Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater

Author: Marie Darrieussecq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2002

Without telling her husband, a young woman drives off to the coast. She takes only her young daughter, and ten thousand francs. They spend the first night camping on the beach, and then rent an apartment in a small seaside town near the Spanish border. She is careful to leave no clues. But a detective is already looking for them, and he knows it will only be a matter of time before she makes a mistake . . . 'There are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.' Francis Gilbert, The Times

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