Books by Philippe Besson

Philippe Besson lives in Paris. He is the author of one previous novel, En L'Absence des Hommes (In the Absence of Men).


HIS BROTHER by Philippe Besson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Besson's prose has a fatalistic Greek gravitas and a stark honesty: a moving novel as memoir."
French novelist Besson's second outing (after In the Absence of Men, 2003) is the spare account of a beloved brother's untimely death. It has the sensory impact of a memoir. Read full book review >
IN THE ABSENCE OF MEN by Philippe Besson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's more akin to Françoise Sagan's once-notorious Bonjour Tristesse."
In this relentlessly mournful récit, Vincent de l'Etoile, a youth of godlike beauty and initially confused sexuality (who is, at age 16, "as old as the century"), reveals his chance friendship with a middle-aged author named Marcel and his passionate love for Arthur Valès, a doomed soldier. Read full book review >