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My Phantom Husband - Marie Darrieussecq

My Phantom Husband

By: Marie Darrieussecq, Esther Allen (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9781565845381
Number Of Pages: 154

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The premise is simple, but the story quickly becomes surreal: the narrator’s husband leaves to buy a loaf of bread and never returns. Searching for him day and night, forced to explain his absence to friends and family, the unnamed narrator withdraws into a mysterious universe ruled more by image than language. In the wake of her husband’s disappearance, the world becomes a strangely immaterial place, shapeless, devoid of sentiment. Once-familiar territories become terrifying: the supermarket, the beach, the bedroom. Even the wedding album has changed: her husband’s face now appears altered in every shot.

An innovative, daring book on the physicality of absence, My Phantom Husband explores familiar reactions to sudden loss and the disruption of daily routine. Weaving an intricate web of exquisite metaphors and mesmerizing visions, Marie Darrieussecq once again astounds readers with her exceptional imagination and stylistic genius.


ISBN: 9781565845381
ISBN-10: 1565845382
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 14.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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