Life Is Short and Desire Endless (Paperback)

By Patrick Lapeyre, Adriana Hunter (Translator)
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Description


Winner of the 2010 Prix Femina, this delicious novel revolves around a classic love triangle: two men and one woman. She is English, they are French and American. The Frenchman is married, the American is not. None of this makes any difference. The woman—elusive, unreliable, a classic femme fatale—flits back and forth between her two lovers, driving them both mad.

Lapeyre’s subtle, graceful, yet compulsively readable narrative shows us the folly of men who fall helplessly in love with women they don’t understand. Its theme is universal and its humor is sly. It is the perfect introduction in English to this brilliant writer’s work.

About the Author




New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter writes contemporary and paranormal romance stories that feature irresistibly powerful alpha heroes and beautifully curvy heroines. Connect with Adriana on her website at http: //www.AdrianaHunter.com and subscribe to her official newsletter at http: //www.SpicyTales.com

Praise For…


“In lucid, elegant prose Patrick Lapeyre explores the obsessive love of two men for the same woman. Wonderfully cinematic, readers will be quickly seduced by this engrossing story told with a sensibility that could only be French. A truly memorable novel!” —Katharine Davis, author of Capturing Paris and East Hope

“An appealing oddness of language elevates Lapeyre’s English-language debut above the standard love triangle story.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Lapeyre writes with great wit and sly craft on the miseries of unfulfilled relationships.” —Kirkus 
 
“There are no easy answers in Lapeyre’s discomfiting novel… but the journey is absorbing.” —New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590514849
ISBN-10: 159051484X
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Pages: 331
Language: English