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Publication Date: Feb 22, 2022

160 pp


List Price US: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-110-7

Trim Size: 5.00 x 7.48 x 0.44 in.


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ISBN: 978-1-59051-137-4

Geography of an Adultery

A Novel

by Agn├Ęs Riva Translated by John Cullen

Dissecting a midlife affair, this perceptive, slyly comical debut explores how the spaces that limit our movements can be more exciting than the person we think we want.

Ema and Paul are lovers. Like so many others before them, they met through work. Both are married with children, and they arrange hurried meetings away from prying eyes. Paul’s car, a corner of Ema’s house, a hotel room…But their relationship soon suffers from this too-restricted sphere, and Ema decides to put them both in danger, at the risk of losing everything.

Cleverly attaching itself to the locations where passion plays out—whether domestic or professional, safe or transgressive—Geography of an Adultery casts a radical eye on anticipation and desire. With her deceptively cool, clinically precise style, Agnès Riva unravels the inner workings of a private life.

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