Monsieur

An Erotic Novel

By Emma Becker; Maxim Jakubowski (Translator)
(Arcade Publishing, Paperback, 9781611457612, 372pp.)

Publication Date: November 2012

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Description
What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, twenty years old and living in Paris, leads a light and carefree life until she meets "Mister"--a married surgeon approaching middle age. Beginning with their frenzied affair in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, "Monsieur" details the clandestine Tuesday morning hotel meetings and fleeting phone calls spanning several months of sexual adventure. Generous with her body and never lacking erotic imagination (or partners--men and women), Ellie illuminates her deviations in a lucid, ferocious, and passionate tale.

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.




About the Author
Emma Becker is twenty-two years old, and a student of communication at the Sorbonne. "Mister" is her first novel.

Maxim Jakubowski is a Paris-educated British writer and editor. For 14 years he has edited the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotica series, as well as two volumes of erotic photography. In his own right, The Times once labelled him 'the king of the erotic thriller' for his provocative novels, and Time Out featured him as one of London's most sexy writers, alongside Chaucer, Shakespeare, JG Ballard, Hanif Kureishi and very few contemporaries. He teaches creative erotica writing for the Faber Academy.
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