Monsieur: An Erotic Novel by Emma BeckerMonsieur: An Erotic Novel by Emma Becker

Monsieur: An Erotic Novel

byEmma BeckerTranslated byMaxim Jakubowski

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, twenty years old and living in Paris, leads a light and carefree life until she meets “Mister”—a married surgeon approaching middle age. Beginning with their frenzied affair in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, Monsieur details the clandestine Tuesday morning hotel meetings and fleeting phone calls spanning several months of sexual adventure. Generous with her body and never lacking erotic imagination (or partners—men and women), Ellie illuminates her deviations in a lucid, ferocious, and passionate tale.   

Often shocking but never gratuitous, Monsieur is, paradoxically, a coming-of-age story—her seduction of the married man and its devastating aftermath leaving Ellie older and wiser than she once was after their four-month affair comes to its unpredictable conclusion.  At once a novel-confession and a description of the descent from passion to cruel fantasy, this is the disenchantment of a contemporary Lolita.

Emma Becker is twenty-two years old, and a student of communication at the Sorbonne. Mister is her first novel.Maxim Jakubowski is a novelist and editor. He was born in the United Kingdom and educated in France. Following a career in book publishing, he opened the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London in 1988. He compiles two accl...
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Title:Monsieur: An Erotic NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 5.2 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:ArcadeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611457610

ISBN - 13:9781611457612

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book Review from The Bibliotaphe Closet: Monsieur by Emma Becker Monsieur by Emma Becker will strangle you into its story of erotic passion that started as a young woman’s naive and rebellious curiosity that slowly and thickly becomes a lethal, emotional, and lustful obsession. It’s a story of 20-something-year-old Ellie, a “nymphet,” of who she describes in the fictional work, “Lolita” by Nabakov—the title, too, is the opening sentence of the first chapter of the book, which should elicit or at least allude to the passion and erotica to come in the novel (no pun intended—well… maybe a little)—and her all-consuming affair with her married lover, a man twenty-five years her senior who she affectionately refers to as, Monsieur. And while the name in itself, “Monsieur,” denotes a sense of maturity, propriety, or even a formal politeness or regality; the character referred to as “Monsieur,” is anything but. This is no light romance of youthful fancy and sentimental imaginings. Readers of innocent and inexperienced youth, the blushing, shy, and embarrassed prudes of moral superiority and those who detest or fear sexual deviancy should not read this book. The context of Monsieur and Ellie’s affair is sordid, crude, and highly brazen. Like the book. Like the narrative. To finish reading the rest of my review, you're more than welcome to visit my blog, The Bibliotaphe Closet: http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/book-review-monsieur-by-emma-becker/ Thanks! Zara The Bibliotaphe Closet http://zaraalexis.wordpress.com
Date published: 2013-01-11