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My Life As a Russian Novel

(2010)
A non fiction book by

 
An unsparingly truthful account of love, betrayal, and the traps we set for ourselves, by France's master of psychological suspense

In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carrère has trained his unblinking gaze on the lives of others as they fight a losing battle with that most fearsome of adversaries - the self. Now, determined to escape the bleak visions of his narratives, he takes on a film project in the heart of Russia while also embarking on a new love affair back home in Paris. But soon enough, the diversion he seeks eludes him, intimacy proves too arduous, and Carrv®re is left peering into the dark mirror of his own life.

Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet town, My Life as a Russian Novel traces Carrère's pursuit of two obsessions - the disappearance of his Russian grandfather and his erotic fascination with a woman he loves but cannot keep from destroying. In prose that is elegant and passionate, Carrère weaves the strands of his story into a travelogue of a journey inward. Road trip, confession, erotic tour de force - this fearless reckoning illuminates the schemes we devise to evade ourselves and the inevitable payment they exact.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 0-8050-8755-9 / 978-0-8050-8755-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
Title: My Life as a Russian Novel
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-78470-581-0 / 978-1-78470-581-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 0-312-56930-0 / 978-0-312-56930-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4001-4848-0 / 978-1-4001-4848-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4001-1848-4 / 978-1-4001-1848-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: My Life as a Russian Novel: A Memoir
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-4001-6848-1 / 978-1-4001-6848-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
Title: My Life as a Russian Novel
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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