Class Trip & The Mustache (Paperback)

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La Moustache--now a film directed by Emmanuel Carrère

"What would you say if I shaved off my mustache?" asks The Mustache's hero of his wife. Once removed, his wife and friends not only fail to recognize him, but deny the existence of the former mustache altogether. A metaphysical nightmare of the grandest kind, The Mustache is a stunning blend of absurdist comedy and philosophical speculation.

In Class Trip, young Nicholas's vivid imagination gets the best of him when a boy disappears from a school excursion. What the youthful detective finds is even more terrifying than his wildest fantasties.

Brought together in one volume, the piercing early novels of Emmanuel Carrère constitute some of the most devastating psychological portraits in contemporary fiction.

About the Author

Emmanuel Carrère, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of 97,196 Words, The Adversary (a New York Times Notable Book), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life As A Russian Novel, Class Trip, and The Mustache. Carrère lives in Paris.

Praise For…

“Fine and glossy and inexorable . . . Stunning.” —John Updike, The New Yorker

“Carrère has written a book that is likely to ensnare anyone who starts reading it--ingenious and authentically eerie.” —The New York Times Book Review

“His command is total, his ear is perfect” —The Star-Ledger (Newark)

“[A] singular method of storytelling . . . [a] masterstroke.” —Detroit Free Press

“Carrère is a master of high-standard deviation.” —Spin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312422332
ISBN-10: 0312422334
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: May 1st, 2003
Pages: 336
Language: English
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