By Corneliu Mitrache

ISBN-10: 1460948092

ISBN-13: 9781460948095

in basic terms enriching his palate with new tastes and sights—the ordinary expatriate's fare—doesn't do it for this American in Paris. he's confident that someplace within the multitude there's a muse status by means of, able to encourage him. The mysterious marquise Doru stumbles upon at a occasion is a Russian good looks married to an previous aristocrat. Ida is a painter and the writer of an erotic novel. From the perusal of every other's works, a literary ardour blossoms because the writers see in a single one other an extension in their favourite characters. yet Ida's selection to show their liaison right into a murals escalates right into a risky, life-imitates-art-game.

Penned with the smallest amount of self-censorship and the main quantity of accountability, A Marquise of Our Time is greater than only a love tale. between its wildlife: the plight and pleasure of these flocking to Paris, a writer's soul-searching within the soulless age, a flirting consultant with burlesque romps, a who is who of the Anglophone crowd, or even an equivalent chance feather-plucking among the French hen and the yank eagle.

“Refinement, wit, humor, grand paintings… let alone the inventive development, the good discussion and the satiric vein that's infrequent nowadays.”
-Cécile Guilbert, writer, winner of Médicis Prize for Essays

“Many aspiring novelists come to Paris to jot down the subsequent nice novel. a few are looking to be Hemingway, others are looking to be Joyce, nonetheless others search to out-Miller Henry himself. Few be ready to get shut. but i'm happy to file that Corneliu Mitrache has performed it. A Marquise of Our Time is a wild journey in the course of the expatriate lifetime of modern Parisian days and nights of affection and laughter.”
-Jim Haynes, writer, writer, co-founder of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre

"We a great deal loved A Marquise of Our Time and inspiration it confirmed a lot expertise. regrettably, it is not the kind of novel we represent."
-New York Literary Agent

Corneliu Mitrache's performs were staged in ny, la, Seattle and Paris. The Village Voice, the l. a. occasions and the l. a. Weekly hailed awaiting Godex (formerly Godex Has Come) as “healthy originality,” “thought-provoking,” and “funny as hell.” His first novel used to be translated and released as l. a. Traversée du Styx by means of variants Denöel/Gallimard, Paris.

“We have talked much approximately [Michel] Houellebecq and [Bret Easton] Ellis, yet hardly ever approximately Dan Lungu and Corneliu Mitrache, authors who additionally rock.”
-Technikart magazine

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