The Unforeseen

By Christian Oster; Adriana Hunter (Translator)
(Other Press (NY), Paperback, 9781590512654, 257pp.)

Publication Date: September 2007

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Description
Written with his typical witty and delicate touch, Christian Oster's new novel pokes fun at the postmodern male's overrated sensitivity.
Oster's stories are simple--at least if we mean stories that can be summarized in a few words. In the case of The Unforeseen, such a summary would begin like this: the narrator, who has a perpetual cold, lives with a woman who never catches a cold and so has the immediate intuition that the cold she has now, as the two of them drive together toward the sea at the opening of the novel, is a very bad omen indeed.
From the author of A Cleaning Woman, made into a film by Claude Berri, comes Oster's new novel of perfect, erudite, and sometimes laughable sadness. Oster's perceptive gaze, and the changing rhythm of his sentences, guide his reader through the psychological realism of obsession and desire. The honesty of emotion in The Unforeseen is matched only by its subversive intent.



About the Author
Christian Oster lives in France and is the author of eight novels in addition to a number of pseudonymous detective novels and children's books. Jordan Stump is an associate professor of French at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of "Naming and Unnaming" (Nebraska 1998) and the translator of numerous books, including Eric Chevillard's "On the Ceiling" (Nebraska 2000) and Claude Simon's "Le Jardin des Plantes," for which Stump won the 2001 French-American Foundation Prize.

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter writes contemporary and paranormal romance stories that feature irresistibly powerful alpha heroes and beautifully curvy heroines. Connect with Adriana on her website at http: //www.AdrianaHunter.com and subscribe to her official newsletter at http: //www.SpicyTales.com
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