Before She Met Me

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At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife commit adultery. The action takes place before she met him. But lines between film and reality, past and present become terrifyingly blurred in this sad and funny tour de force from the author of Flaubert's Parrot.

At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife ...

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Overview

At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife commit adultery. The action takes place before she met him. But lines between film and reality, past and present become terrifyingly blurred in this sad and funny tour de force from the author of Flaubert's Parrot.

At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife commit adultery. The action takes place she met him. But lines between film and reality, past and present become terrifyingly blurred in this sad and funny tour de force from the author of Flaubert's Parrot.

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   • "Funny, sad and faintly ominous... making jealousy tangible and dangerous." —Spectator 

   • "An intelligent and addictive entertainment... Mr. Barnes has succeeded in writing one of those books that keep us up until 2am reading just one chapter more... few will be able to resist its easy humour and almost insidious readability." —New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679736097
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage International edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 725,300
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Barnes

Born in Leicester in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays. He has won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, and in 1988 was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Dan Kavanagh
    2. Hometown:
      London, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 19, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Leicester, England
    1. Education:
      Degree in modern languages from Magdalen College, Oxford, 1968

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