Books by Christian Oster

THE UNFORESEEN by Christian Oster
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Eccentric, elusive and at times explosively funny. A lucid allegorical gem."
If Eugène Ionesco had written Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," he might have produced something very like this terse, teasing novel Read full book review >
A CLEANING WOMAN by Christian Oster
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"If you have to read it, better open a nice French red."
Vapid and pretentious tale of obsessive love. Read full book review >
MY BIG APARTMENT by Christian Oster
Released: Jan. 22, 2003

The comically tortured thought processes of an amiable and very confused Parisian slacker are memorably explored in this 1999 winner of France's Prix Médicis: the seventh novel by a popular author who also writes pseudonymous detective stories and children's books. Oster's engaging narrator Gavarine loses his job, a briefcase containing his apartment keys, then his girlfriend; nor can he find the note explaining her absence he's sure she must have left . . . on and on the confusions, second thoughts, qualifications, and distractions proliferate as Gavarine travels about the countryside, encounters one fascinating and maddening woman after another, and eventually finds employment, love, and détente with his own manic, inchoate sensibility. A wry farcical romance and coming-of-age tale like no other: an altogether charming entertainment. Read full book review >