Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Paris Affair - Review & Giveaway

Review by Darcie Czajkowski
To some it’s illicit, to others it’s expected.

Affair. Is it a dirty word?

In Paris, a man’s predilection for extramarital dalliances is well-established, notorious even. And the women who marry these men do not live in the dark. They are fully aware that they may be sharing their husband with another, or many other, women.

But when it ultimately happens and they learn the truth, do all women accept the act of disloyalty? Should they accept it as expected, inevitable even, and sweep it under the proverbial rug? Or are there other options, leaving? Revenge?

In A Paris Affair, de Rosnay explores the complex layers of infidelity within the confines of steamy, sultry Paris. Everyone handles unfaithfulness, whether expected or not, one time or perennial, in a different way. De Rosnay, through these short stories, illustrates this concept by drawing the reader into the lives of Paris’ elite. She packs raw emotion, sharp, sometimes sardonic, wit, and heart-wrenching tragedy into each tale and stitches them together to form this compulsively addictive book. It’s a quick read, one which will leave you yearning achingly for more.

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About the Author:
Tatiana de Rosnay was born on 28 September 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. His father is French of Russian origin, his mother English. She describes herself as "Franglaise" and raised in Boston and Paris. After studying literature in England, at the University of East Anglia, Tatiana worked in Paris as a journalist for Vanity Fair, Psychologies, IT and the JDD.

Tatiana de Rosnay has published his first novel, The Show flat in 1992. Since then she has published a dozen books, including Sarah, sold nine million copies worldwide and brought to the screen by Gilles Paquet-Brenner in 2010. Four of his novels are being adapted Boomerang, Spirals, Moka and the Voisin. His favorite novelist Daphne du Maurier is, it published the biography in March 2015, Manderley For Ever, nominated for the 2015 Goncourt Prize winner and Biography of Hossegor Biography 2015. 

Bilingual, Tatiana de Rosnay wrote some of his novels in English and others in French. His books are translated in forty countries and is on the list of the most read French novelists abroad, including the Netherlands and the USA. Her favorite themes are family secrets and memory walls.
She lives in France with his family. 

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  1. I have always heard that cheating is done a lot in certain cultures. I just don't think I would be able to put up with it. But it will be interesting to read how it works out for some women.

  2. Every book I've read by Tatiana has been such a pleasure. I couldn't enter into a relationship where I accepted infidelity. I am aware there are some women who can accept this but I know I couldn't. I'm really looking forward to reading A Paris Affair. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.
    Carol L
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  3. I was aware that infidelity occurs in many countries, and that it's accepted. Being from America, it's something that I couldn't put up with. I've read Sarah's Keys and The Secret Kept. Loved them both.

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