Rien ne va Plus

Author(s): Margarita Karapanou
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2013
Product Number: EB00650997
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781623710385
Publisher: Clockroot Books
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The story is simple: a love affair ends badly. A woman and a man marry, then cruelty, infidelity, and divorce. But this novel tells their story twice, from opposing perspectives. Our sympathies are inverted; we don't know whom to trust; the distinction between truth and deception blurs, and then seems simply to dissolve. The novel shifts deftly between endless oppositions: lover and beloved, angel and demon, master and slave, reader and writer. But inevitably both stories must arrive at the point of rien ne va plus: the moment in roulette when all bets are off and you either win or lose-the moment when the game becomes fate.

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