Act of Passion

byGeorges SimenonTranslated byLouise VarèseIntroduction byRoger Ebert

October 18, 2011|
Act of Passion by Georges Simenon
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     For forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a doctor, marries, opens a medical practice in a quiet country town, and settles into an existence of impeccable bourgeois conformity. And yet at unguarded moments this model family man is haunted by a sense of emptiness and futility.
     Then, one night, laden with Christmas presents, he meets Martine. It is time for the sleeper to awake.
Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He went to work as a reporter at the age of fifteen and in 1923 moved to Paris, where under various pseudonyms he became a highly successful and prolific author of pulp fiction while leading a dazzling social life. In the early 1930s, Simenon emerged as a writer under...
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Title:Act of Passion
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.02 X 5.01 X 0.53 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.02 X 5.01 X 0.53 in
Published:October 18, 2011
Publisher:New York Review Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590173855

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