The Adversary (Paperback)

A True Story of Monstrous Deception

By Emmanuel Carrère, Linda Coverdale (Translated by)

Picador, 9780312420604, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, French (5/1/2001)
Hardcover (1/1/2001)
Paperback, Spanish (9/30/2019)

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Description

Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Auteuil (Sade, Girl on the Bridge, Jean de Florette) directed by Nicole Garcia (Place Vendome)

Acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrère, whose fiction John Updike described as "stunning" (The New Yorker) explores the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go.



About the Author

Emmanuel Carrère, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a New York Times Notable Book), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life As A Russian Novel, Class Trip, and The Mustache. Carrère lives in Paris.


Praise For The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception

“Unputdownable...Imagine a sleek, twenty-first century version of In Cold Blood.” —The Washington Post Book World

“The mesmerizing true crime tale of an apparently ordinary man whose life mutates in the space of a few blood-splattering hours from the realm of Renoir to that of Stephen King.” —People

“Mesmerizing...a fascinating meditation on Jean-Claude Romand and what his bizarre life might mean.” —The New York Times Book Review

“As a writer, Carrère is straight berserk; as a storyteller he is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realize the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away....You say: True crime and Literature? I don't believe it. I say: Believe it.” —Junot Díaz, author of Drown