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The Resource The Adversary : A True Story of Monstrous Deception, Emmanuel Carrere

The Adversary : A True Story of Monstrous Deception, Emmanuel Carrere

Label
The Adversary : A True Story of Monstrous Deception
Title
The Adversary
Title remainder
A True Story of Monstrous Deception
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Carrere
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTHON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING...
  • "A masterpiece... It's a level of moral discomfort almost without equal in literature" * New York Times * "Savagely intense and utterly compelling... This is his paciest and cleanest-cut book...few books could better deserve a second chance to find new readers" * Sunday Times * "The Adversary is exactly the idea I have of a modern novel: struggling deftly with facts and with itself" -- Laurent Binet, author of HHhH "An absolutely stunning piece of work, totally involving and unforgettable" * Evening Standard * "Unputdownable... Imagine a sleek, twenty-first century version of In Cold Blood" * Washington Post * "A remarkably thoughtful and unnerving book...mesmerising" * Sunday Telegraph * "Profoundly disturbing...a remarkable and undoubtedly important book - perhaps even a necessary one" * Daily Express * "The story told here is truly beyond the imagination for even the best crime writer" * Sunday Times * "A fascinating meditation on Jean-Claude Romand and what his bizarre life might mean... Carrere's inquiry is highly personal, written in lucid prose...the narrative is often mesmerizing, and revealing about the fragility of human relationships" * New York Times * "He's the best kind of writer, not just a bestseller but a man who is not afraid to leave the comfort zone of his desk, go out into the world, take risks, and get his shoes dirty" * Observer * "As a writer, Carrere is straight berserk; as a storyteller he is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realize the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away... You say: True crime and Literature? I don't believe it. I say: Believe it" -- Junot Diaz "A triumph of insight and concision, brilliant both as a psychological study and as the portrayal of a community" -- Blake Morrision * Independent on Sunday * "Justifiably considered the French In Cold Blood" * Paris Review * "The mesmerizing true crime tale of an apparently ordinary man whose life mutates in the space of a few blood-splattering hours from the realm of Renoir to that of Stephen King" * People * "The sense of dread he conveys is authentic - it is a loss of self, of connection to the world...dystopian" * London Review of Books *
Biographical or historical data
Emmanuel Carrere, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a New York Times Notable Book, and translated into twenty-three languages), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life as a Russian Novel, Class Trip, Limonov (winner of the 2011 Prix Renaudot), The Mustache, and most recently, The Kingdom.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrere, Emmanuel
Dewey number
  • 364.15232092
  • 364.15232092
  • 364.1'523'092
  • 364.15232092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romand, Jean Claude.
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • True crime
  • Crime
  • Literary essays
  • True crime
Summary expansion
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go. 'As a writer, Carrere is straight berserk; as a storyteller he is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realize the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away... You say: True crime and literature? I don't believe it. I say: Believe it' Junot Diaz 'Mesmerising' Sunday Telegraph 'Stunning' Evening Standard 'Unputdownable' Washington Post 'A masterpiece' New York Times
Target audience
general
Label
The Adversary : A True Story of Monstrous Deception, Emmanuel Carrere
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Paperback. B-format paperback
  • Originally published in: 2017
Control code
9781784705800
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781784705800
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9781784705800
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Adversary : A True Story of Monstrous Deception, Emmanuel Carrere
Publication
Note
  • Paperback. B-format paperback
  • Originally published in: 2017
Control code
9781784705800
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781784705800
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9781784705800
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      210 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0BS, GB
      51.4900379 -0.1883197
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