Author: Durrell, Lawrence
Publisher: Open Road Media
Year Published: 2012
Subcategory: Fiction / Sagas
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: From the olive trees of southern France to Gnostic cults in Egypt, a man and his lovers are invented and reinvented in this first volume of a great literary adventure. For British doctor Bruce Drexel, a return to Provence is bittersweet. Here, at a rustic chateau, he once fell in love with Sylvie, the Frenchwoman who would become his wife, and befriended her brother, Piers. The three made up a peculiar, potent mÃ©nage for years until Sylvieâ€™s descent into madness and Piersâ€™s suicide. As Drexel attends to Piersâ€™s affairs, he becomes steeped in the memories of a spiritually transformational trip to Egypt; the band of intellectual confederates who used to be his intimate friends; and a three-sided love that became his reason for being. So begins Monsieur, the masterful first entry of Durrellâ€™s Avignon Quintet, an infinite regress of memory and imagination that challenges the formal conventions of fiction.
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