Geography Of An Adultery: A Novel

byAGNÈS RIVATranslated byJohn Cullen

January 25, 2022|
Geography Of An Adultery: A Novel by AGNÈS RIVA
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Dissecting a midlife affair, this perceptive, slyly comical debut explores how the spaces that limit our movements can be more exciting than the person we think we want.

Ema and Paul are lovers. Like so many others before them, they met through work. Both are married with children, and they arrange hurried meetings away from prying eyes. Paul’s car, a corner of Ema’s house, a hotel room…But their relationship soon suffers from this too-restricted sphere, and Ema decides to put them both in danger, at the risk of losing everything.
 
Cleverly attaching itself to the locations where passion plays out—whether domestic or professional, safe or transgressive—Geography of an Adultery casts a radical eye on anticipation and desire. With her deceptively cool, clinically precise style, Agnès Riva unravels the inner workings of a private life.
Agnès Riva lives in the suburbs of Paris, where she draws inspiration from its urban landscape. She is the author of the short story “New Life,” which was published in the anniversary issue of the New French Review. Her debut novel, Geography of Adultery, received a Discovery Grant from the Prince Pierre Foundation a...
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Title:Geography Of An Adultery: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:January 25, 2022
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590511107

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