An Erotic Novel
Arcade Publishing, Paperback, 9781611457612, 372pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
Often shocking but never gratuitous, "Monsieur" is, paradoxically, a coming-of-age story her seduction of the married man and its devastating aftermath leaving Ellie older and wiser than she once was after their four-month affair comes to its unpredictable conclusion. At once a novel-confession and a description of the descent from passion to cruel fantasy, this is the disenchantment of a contemporary Lolita.