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Belle De Jour - A Novel - cover

Belle De Jour - A Novel

Joseph Kessels

Publisher: The Overlook Press

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The scandalous novel that inspired the Luis Buñuel movie starring Catherine Deneuve. “A relentless exposé of passion . . . An emotional adventure.” —Chicago Sun-Times   Severine Serizy is a wealthy and beautiful Parisian housewife. She loves her husband, but she cannot share physical intimacy with him, and her vivid sadomasochistic fantasies drive her to seek employment at a brothel. By day, she enacts her customers’ wildest fantasies under the pseudonym “Belle de Jour”; in the evenings, she returns home to her chaste marriage and oblivious husband. Famous for its unflinching eroticism, Joseph Kessel’s novel continues to offer an eye-opening glance into a unique female psyche.  “Truly a work of art.” —The Houston Post  “An intuitively knowledgeable novel of a woman’s double life and the dichotomy of body and soul.” —New York Post
Available since: 04/24/2007.
Print length: 142 pages.

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