From the master of psychological suspense and the author of The Adversary comes 'a work of infinite sorrow, infernal jealousy, and violent passion' (Le Monde). Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet town, My Life as a Russian Novel traces Carrere's pursuit of two obsessions - the disappearance of his Russian grandfather and his erotic fascination with a woman he loves but cant keep from destroying. In prose that is elegant and passionate, Carrere weaves the strands of his story into a travelogue of a journey inward. Road trip, confession, and erotic tour de force - this fearless reckoning illuminates the schemes we devise to evade ourselves and the inevitable payment they exact.
Emmanuel Carrere, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of Class Trip, The Mustache, and The Adversary, a New York Times Notable Book. Carrere lives in Paris.