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Two by Carrere: Class Trip, The Mustache

Two by Carrere: Class Trip, The Mustache

by Emmanuel Carrere
     
 

Two harrowing tales of pyschological suspense—hailed as " stunning" (John Updike)—from the mathematician of horror.

Two by Carrere brings together the greatest works of Emmanuel Carrere, "the Stephen King of France" (Mirabella), two novels that are at once gripping suspense stories and laser probes into the modern psyche.

The Mustache begins with a

Overview

Two harrowing tales of pyschological suspense—hailed as " stunning" (John Updike)—from the mathematician of horror.

Two by Carrere brings together the greatest works of Emmanuel Carrere, "the Stephen King of France" (Mirabella), two novels that are at once gripping suspense stories and laser probes into the modern psyche.

The Mustache begins with a husband's playful question to his wife: "What would you say if I shaved off my mustache?" But, for the hero of The Mustache, that simple question catapults him into a metaphysical nightmare as his wife and friends not only fail to notice his newly clean-shaven appearance but deny the existence altogether of his former mustache. Is he the victim of some bad joke? Or have they all suddenly gone mad?

In Class Trip, little Nicolas embarks on an ill-fated overnight excursion. Prone to lurid imaginings of kidnappings and organ thefts, Nicolas watches his fantasies grow horrifyingly real when a local child disappears. Nicolas takes it upon himself to investigate, fearlessly playing detective—until he uncovers the devastating truth. Dramatic, taut with intensity, Carrere's depictions of the terrifying anxieties and shifting realities of modern life are marvels of concentrated emotion.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
If you passed on Carrere's 1997 novel Class Trip, here's your chance to snag it along with his 1986 offering, The Mustache, for a good price. The former is a psychological thriller involving an overimaginative child whose fears become reality when another child disappears during an overnight trip. The latter delves into the realms of the mind as the protagonist finds himself questioning his own sanity.
John Updike
"Stunning." -- The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805055870
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Carrère, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a New York Times Notable Book), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life As A Russian Novel, Class Trip and The Mustache. Carrère lives in Paris.

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