Clair-Obscur is my novel La Lune Blanche, re-published with the new title. The need to change the title of the novel was brewing, and it’s done. So, Clair-Obscur is a book about… Let’s say, it’s about a cosmopolitan sensualist, a man who positively can’t stop enjoying life. His encounter with the young English boy of the name of Jocelyn was but one more victory at first. At its heart, Clair-Obscur is a literature about literature and a warm and simple story about ordinary persons dabbling in literature, about tenderness and loss, about amity and family. But above all it’s a gay romance. Clair-Obscur shows fine arts always help to survive… well, usually. Clair-Obscur is in turns funny, sad, heartwarming, uplifting, illuminating and always very seductive. Sometimes maybe a bit too long... Clair-Obscur is serialized until the love story ends, which hardly can be soon, since the main characters are quite young to live long. To live and love. “The ageless man’s nice diary of pleasure. Man has no age. His pleasure has no measure.” It may be said about my first novel Clair-Obscur, and some could say that it is not new. Old is gold.
About the Author
Lara Biyuts (aka Lara Biuts, Larisa Biyuts) author of 14 books of fiction, writer of the RevueBlanche.blogspot, collage maker for her bookcovers, translator, who signs her translations as Larisa Biyuts. Her novella A Handful of Blossoms is 2012 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention. Her works are accepted for anthologies: Cat’s Cradle Time Yarns (Time Yarns Anthologies), Authors off the Shelf (Lazy Beagle Entertainment), Of Words and Water 2014 (Words and Water group supporting WaterAid), Hope Springs a Turtle, The Black Rose of Winter, and Greek Fire (Lost Tower Publications). Her old tale and poems are featured on TheHolidayCafe.com (2013). Her poetry is on the monthly eJournal The Criterion (April, 2014). She is a Goodreads librarian. Her novel La Lune Blanche is the first of the series. "The novel is the world where pleasures of life and pleasures of art are just norms." (Turner Maxwell Books) “The author produces a setting which is detailed and believable, and also characters which the reader gets to know well. Also the plot moves along nicely through-out the story.” (April O., facebook.com) “Lara Biyuts’ writing is deep and multi layered.” (Maggie Mack Books, maggiemackbooks.com) “Lara Biyuts comes to us from the great tradition of Nabokov and Conrad, enriching our literature in English with the rich cosmopolitain perspecitve of the East European tradition leading back to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Like those great masters she takes us also into the shadow world of sexuality with its hidden psychology, possession and sensual revelations.” (Robert Sheppard, Author of the novel Spiritus Mundi, linkedin.com) “The secret of Lara Biyuts is her tales. The secret of her tales is their charm. The secret of the charm is Lara Biyuts.” (Les Hudson, goodreads.com) Favorite quotes: “Follow me, reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! May the liar's vile tongue be cut out! Follow me, my reader, and me alone, and I will show you such a love!” (Mikhail Bulgakov) “Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.” (Mikhail Bulgakov) for emails: larisabeeATyahooDOTcom