“Grégoire Bouillier’s is a refreshingly odd voice.” —The Millions
Grégoire Bouillier relates a vivid night’s adventures: following a literary conference, the narrator meets “V,” a reader of his work. Seduced by the young woman’s eroticism, the narrator is led from a bar into the maze of the city, and finally to her home. But once they arrive there, their encounter takes an unexpected turn. Readers familiar with Bouillier’s other works will recognize a new angle on familiar themes, his deft handling of sexual tension and humiliation, and his graceful prose style.
The epub is included with the purchase of the paperback.
was born in Tizi Ouzou in 1960. He lives and works in Paris. He is the author of Report on Myself, which won the 2002 Prix de Flore, and The Mystery Guest, which the New York Times called “sad, funny, and vivid.”
fiction and criticism have appeared in n+1, Conjunctions, Dissent, The Baffler, and elsewhere. His first novel, The Zero and the One, is forthcoming. He lives in Berlin.