Books by Marie Darrieussecq

MEN by Marie Darrieussecq
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A sometimes biting, often sharply observed take on a relationship one would surely rather read about than be part of."
A French actress living in Los Angeles falls hard for a Cameroon-born actor whose obsession with directing a film adaptation of Heart of Darkness leads them both to his home country. Read full book review >
UNDERCURRENTS by Marie Darrieussecq
Released: May 1, 2001

"A beautifully constructed little nightmare: Darrieussecq's best yet."
A woman "kidnaps" her young daughter—or so it initially appears—in this skillfully understated third novel from the young French author of Pig Tales (1997) and My Phantom Husband (1999). Read full book review >
MY PHANTOM HUSBAND by Marie Darrieussecq
Released: May 1, 1999

"Little happens, but little needs to, in a memorable dramatization of the unknowability of those closest to us and, hence, of ourselves."
My Phantom Husband ($19.95; May; 160 pp.; 1-56584-538-2): In this compact second novel by the popular author of Pig Tales (1997), an unnamed woman experiences a vivid roller-coaster barrage of emotions and fantasies after her perfectly conventional husband goes out on an errand, and never returns. Read full book review >
PIG TALES by Marie Darrieussecq
Released: May 1, 1997

"But there's not much novel here beyond the intriguing premise: It's a one-joke book."
Pig Tales ($18.00; May 1997; 160 pp.; 1-56584-361-4): A major critical and popular success in France (``currently selling over 3,000 copies a day''), this thin Kafkaesque parable describes the gradual transformation of a young woman who works in a beauty parlor into a pig who sagely comments on her country's bland drift toward conservatism. Read full book review >