The Resource Men

Men

Label
Men
Title
Men
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Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner Prix Médicis, Prix des Prix, 2013 The French title of Men plays on a quote by Marguerite Duras: We have to love men a lot. A lot, a lot. Love them a lot in order to love them. Otherwise it's impossible, we couldn’t bear them.’ With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humour, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, what it means to be a woman. Solange was a provincial teenager in All the Way; now in her thirties, she’s not a great mother, is a mediocre actress, but in Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness—in Africa. He’s black; she’s white—what’s the difference when it comes to love, she wonders? Solange follows her man to Africa, determined to play a main role in both his film and his affections. But nothing goes to plan in this brilliantly droll examination of romance, movie-making and clichés about race relations. After all, there’s no guarantee you’ll be loved by the one you love. Personal and political, passionate and engaged, Men is a novel that will make you see things differently. Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. Her debut novel, Pig Tales was published in thirty-four countries. Five other novels have also been translated into English including A Brief Stay with the Living, Tom is Dead and All the Way. Marie Darrieussecq lives in Paris. ‘There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.’ The Times ‘The internationally celebrated author who illuminates those parts of life other writers cannot or do not want to reach.’ Independent ‘Compelling...Anyone who has experienced heartbreak will relate...A moody, powerful book.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘As a chronicle of the humiliations and occasional joys of loving someone whose own feelings are more ambiguous, though, it feels queasily accurate...A sometimes biting, often sharply observed take on a relationship one would surely rather read about than be part of.’ Kirkus ‘This is an atmospheric novel, written in prose that is at once evocative and compulsive...For those in the market for a nuanced and thought-provoking dissection of race and gender relations and who are willing to risk being infuriated, Men is an easy and engaging read.’ NZ Listener
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With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humor, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, and what it means to be a woman
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  • Darrieussecq, Marie
  • Hueston, Penny
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hueston, Penny
  • Darrieussecq, Marie
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  • Fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Men
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:01f7a27e-0629-4ccb-8998-93cc736f8107
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781922253538
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optical disk
Label
Men
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:01f7a27e-0629-4ccb-8998-93cc736f8107
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781922253538
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optical disk

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