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Act of Passion

Authors: Simenon, Georges
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: FIC050000, FIC025000, FIC022010
ISBN: 9781590175545, Related ISBNs: 1590173856, 1590175549, 9781590173855, 9781590175545
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: For forty years Charles Alavoine has sleepwalked through his life. Growing up as a good boy in the grip of a domineering mother, he trains as a doctor, marries, opens a medical practice in a quiet country town, and settles into an existence of impeccable bourgeois conformity. And yet at unguarded moments this model family man is haunted by a sense of emptiness and futility.

Then, one night, laden with Christmas presents, he meets Martine. It is time for the sleeper to awake.
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