Hysteric

Translated by: Jacob Homel

In this daring act of self-examination and confession, the late novelist Nelly Arcan explores the tortured end of a love affair. All the wrong signals were there from the start, but still, she could not help falling. More than a portrait of an affair gone wrong, Hysteric is a chronicle of life among the twenty- and thirty-somethings, a life structured by text messages, missed cell phone calls, the latest DJs and Internet porn. When the writer’s aunt read her tarot cards, no predictionsfor her future ever appeared. This tale, an astounding feat of literary realism, shares the story of a woman who loses her identity in a man in hopes of finding love. Told in the same voice that made her first novel Whore&nbspan international success, Nelly Arcan manages to answer the challenges she set down for herself in her previous books.

AUTHOR

Jacob Homel

Born, bred and raised in Montreal, Jacob Homel has translated or collaborated in the translation of a number of works, including Toqué: Creators of a Quebec Gastronomy, The Last Genêt and The Weariness of the Self. In 2012, he won the JI Segal Translation Prize for his translation of A Pinch of Time. He shares his time between Montreal and Asia.


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Dimensions:

192 Pages
8.26in * 5.25in * .42in
210gr

Published:

May 02, 2014

ISBN:

9781927380963

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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eng

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