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Monsieur: An Erotic Novel [NOOK Book]

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What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, twenty years old and living in Paris, leads a light and carefree life until she meets “Mister”—a married surgeon approaching middle age. Beginning with their frenzied affair in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, Monsieur details the clandestine Tuesday morning hotel meetings and fleeting phone calls spanning several months of sexual adventure. Generous with her body and never lacking erotic imagination (or partners—men and women), ...
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Monsieur: An Erotic Novel

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Overview

What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, twenty years old and living in Paris, leads a light and carefree life until she meets “Mister”—a married surgeon approaching middle age. Beginning with their frenzied affair in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, Monsieur details the clandestine Tuesday morning hotel meetings and fleeting phone calls spanning several months of sexual adventure. Generous with her body and never lacking erotic imagination (or partners—men and women), Ellie illuminates her deviations in a lucid, ferocious, and passionate tale.   

Often shocking but never gratuitous, Monsieur is, paradoxically, a coming-of-age story—her seduction of the married man and its devastating aftermath leaving Ellie older and wiser than she once was after their four-month affair comes to its unpredictable conclusion.  At once a novel-confession and a description of the descent from passion to cruel fantasy, this is the disenchantment of a contemporary Lolita.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A sexting young woman for the Facebook age tells her salacious side of the story in Becker’s exquisite and explicit debut—a semiautobiographical exploration of sexual desire, erotic compulsion, and a dead-end May-December romance. Even 20-year-old Parisian student Ellie, with her lusty-literary ambitions—her hero is the late Mechanics of Women writer Louis Calaferte, and she has published erotic stories in magazines—and insatiable taste for down-and-dirty sexual risk-taking can see the futility of l’affaire with a family friend, Monsieur, a skirt-chasing, married plastic surgeon with five sons. He is a “forty-six years old baby who lives to play at scaring himself and terrifying me,” Ellie complains, but she’s ga-ga “every time I gaze into those eyes,” a transparent act of self-love Ellie bestows on the equally sex-obsessed surgeon. There is a heartbreaking honesty about the saucy student who dissects Nabokov’s Lolita and embraces the attraction of sexually adventurous young women and accommodating older men—boasting the “list of those who could worship me the way I wanted was in fact longer than Father Christmas’ wish list.” In the end, however, it’s Ellie who longs for the furtive hookups even as her “mister” drifts away, having given Ellie enough material for a novel and relieved to be back in demand at home and the office. Both lovers score, in a way, but neither seem any happier for the win. Though some of Becker’s sexual details may shock readers unfamiliar with Henry Miller, Ellie’s poignant openness gives the novel depth. (Nov.)
West France
“Deviant . . . hilarious and merciless at once.”
Standard
“Between sexual frenzy and emotional fragility, there is an unprecedented self-portrait in the twenty-year-old daughter—the one that discovered the world.”
Grazia
“With beautiful writing—careful, precious and incandescent—Emma Becker explores the dangers of the passion that burns between the soul and sex addiction.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611458442
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 476,825
  • File size: 475 KB

Meet the Author

Emma Becker is twenty-two years old, and a student of communication at the Sorbonne. Mister is her first novel.
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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    Monsieur is a story about Ellie, a twenty year old and living in

    Monsieur is a story about Ellie, a twenty year old and living in Paris, and her pursue of Monsieur, a married surgeon approaching middle age. Follow this reverse Lolita story as it starts out as a shared love of erotica novels that evolves into an affair. Spanning over several months their intense sexual adventures consists of random phone calls several, Facebook and meetings in a hotel on Tuesday mornings. As their brief affair comes to its conclusion, how will Ellie survive its devastating aftermath?

    Wow, just wow! Author Emma Becker has written a very intense, dark piece of literature in Monsieur. This is an all-out memoir of sexual lust and the dark side of a young woman’s obsession as she spirals out of control. Characters are honest and raw - their depravity deliciously perverse. The language and the sex is crude but only adds a flavor which is normally missing from good erotica. This is necessary read if your tastes of erotica fall more in the “Story of O” genre.

    I was provided a copy of this book for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.
    Stars – 4 Flames - 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Nothing like plot description

    This book is nothing like the reviews or plot summarise i have seen. This book is a combination of french literary erotica like Annais Nin or Story of O and the original novel '9 1/2 weeks.' (Without the BDSM) We follow a girls obsessive love through long internal monologues and descriptions of her various erotic encounters. It isnt a book to read for the hot sex, even though it is unashamedly erotic, but anyone who has ever been desperatly inlove with someone while knowing that that relationship will never lead any where good will identify with her stream of concious oscilations between love and anger, joy and pain. Despite the fact that the book sort of looses its way in the middle I really enjoyed it. Some times you want brainless smut but sometimes you want to read smut that makes you think or feel in a deeper way.

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