Lie With Me by Philippe Besson audiobook

Lie With Me: A Novel

By Philippe Besson
Translated by Molly Ringwald
Read by Jacques Roy

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501197871

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508294740

  • ISBN: 9781508294733

Runtime: 3.59 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

The Advocate’s Best Gay Novel of 2019

One of Out’s Best Queer Books of April 2019

TheSkimm’s LGBTQ+ books to celebrate Pride

THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER

“We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside.”

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.

Dazzlingly rendered in English by Molly Ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you have ever been desperately in love and overwhelmed with intense and insatiable desire that ended in heartache and loss then this is the ideal book for you.” New York Journal of Books
“There’s much book-to-film-star appeal in this moving, well-plotted tale.” Booklist
“A thoughtful examination of the ways social class shapes the experience and memory of love.” Lambda Literary
“Stunning and heart-gripping.” Andre Aciman

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Author

Author Bio: Philippe Besson

Author Bio: Philippe Besson

Philippe Besson is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. His first novel, In the Absence of Men, was awarded the Emmanuel-Roblès Prize in 2001, and he is also the author of, among others, Late Autumn (winner of the Grand Prix RTL-Lire), A Boy from Italy, and The Atlantic House. In 2017 he published Lie With Me, which has sold more than 120,000 copies and was awarded the Maisons de la Presse Prize, and A Character from a Novel, an intimate portrait of Emmanuel Macron during his presidential campaign. His novels have been translated into twenty different languages.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 3.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English