A conversation with French author Camille Laurens

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09/18/2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul


Alliance Française à l’immense plaisir d’accueillir Camille Laurens, écrivaine française pour une réception dans notre Grande Salle.

Camille Laurens will read select passages, speak about her book WHO YOU THINK I AM and her trajectory, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. (The presentation will be in French).

Prior to the event, pick up a copy of who you think i am at the new AFMSP Corner Bookstore. This book and others by Camille Laurens are available for purchase ($12-$16). 

Admission: $10 for AF members and $15 for general public. 

Please RSVP HERE or call our office at 612 332 0436. Refreshments will be provided.

Books, in French and English, will be available for purchase.

About the book:

This psychological thriller dissects online relationships, offering a stunning indictment of the way society perceives women in contrast to men when age comes into play.

This is the story of Claire Millecam, a forty-eight-year-old teacher and divorcée who creates a fake social media profile to keep tabs on Joe, her occasional, elusive, and inconstant lover. Under the false identity of Claire Antunes, a young and beautiful twenty-four-year-old, she starts a correspondence with Chris—pseudonym KissChris—which soon turns into an Internet love affair.

Dangerous Liaisons for our times, Who You Think I Am exposes the disconnect between fantasy and reality. Social media allows us to put ourselves on display, to indulge in secrets, but above all to lie, to recreate a life, to become our own fiction—magnifying and manipulating the double standards to which older women are held when they refuse to give up on desire.

About the author:

Camille Laurens is a French author who received the Prix Femina, Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and Le Prix Bourgogne de Littérature. Some of her early works include IndexRomance, and Les Travaux d’Hercule. Eventually Laurens would delve into autofiction or as she refers to it, écriture de soi, which includes her novels Dans ces bras-là, and L’amour. Currently Camille Laurens sits on the jury for the Prix Femina. She is also an Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 


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