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Philippe Besson - Lie With Me (2nd Hand Paperback)

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A runaway bestseller in France and now published in a superb debut translation by author and actor Molly Ringwald, Lie with Me is award-winning author Philippe Besson’s masterpiece.

Hailed as a ‘French Brokeback Mountain’, Besson’s semi-autobiographical novel is an intensely moving story of coming of age, memory and a first love that - devastatingly - dares not speak its name.

Packing more emotional punch into 150 pages than many novels do in twice the length, Lie with Me is a book that lingers in the imagination long after the final page.

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe's teenage years, to a winter morning in 1984, a small French high school, and a carefully timed encounter between two seventeen-year-olds. It's the start of a secret, intensely passionate, world-altering love affair between Philippe and his classmate, Thomas.

Dazzlingly rendered by Molly Ringwald, the acclaimed actor and writer, in her first-ever translation, Besson's exquisitely moving coming-of-age story captures the tenderness of first love - and the heart-breaking passage of time.

  • Format : Slightly Smaller Slim 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Love & Romance
  • Published : 2019 (Penguin / Random House - 1st UK Paperback Edition (001) -  Signed By Author & Translator)
  • ISBN : 9780241987094
  • SKU : B001578
  • PPC : LL200gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Signed by Philippe Besson & Molly Ringwald.

As New, signed paperback with French fold covers.

External Reviews

'A beautiful, shattering novel about desire and shame, about passionate youth and the regrets of age.' - Olivia Laing, bestselling author of Crudo and The Lonely City.

'A stunning and heart-gripping tale.' - Andre Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name.

'An intense, unforgettable novel, alive with the ache of longing and loss.' - Sarah Waters, bestselling, award-winning author of The Little Stranger.

'It has been years since anything moved me as much as Lie With Me. It will become a classic.' - Jonathan Coe, bestselling author of Middle England.

'A deeply moving depiction of first love, both tender and elegiac.' - John Boyne, bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky.

The Author

In France Philippe Besson is well known; he's written almost 20 novels in 18 years, and several have been adapted for film and theatre.