With writing that transports you to the heart of Paris, this erotic and elegiac, funny and romantic story confirms Dyer as one of Britain's most original and talented writers.
'People talk about love at first sight, about the way that men and women fall for each other immediately, but there is also such a thing as friendship at first sight.' In Paris, two couples form an intimacy that will change their lives forever. As they discover the clubs and cafes of the eleventh arrondissement, the four become inseparable, united by deeply held convictions about dating strategies, tunnelling in P.O.W. films and, crucially, the role of the Styrofoam cup in American thrillers. Experiencing the exhilarating highs of Ecstasy and sex, they reach a peak of rapture - but the come-down is unexpected and devastating. Dyer fixes a dream of happiness - and its aftermath.
Sexy, hopelessly romantic and almost sneakily meditative, Dyer's novel invokes the shades of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, but as they might be imagined by Truffaut. - New Yorker
'A beautifully composed rave generation rhapsody ... dripping with eroticism.' Sunday Times
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
|Publication date:||10th May 2012|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as seven other non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He lives in London. Author photo © Matt StuartMore About Geoff Dyer