A Novel (Movie Tie-In)
ISBN 9781101612569 | 240 pages | 12 Feb 2014 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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Emile Zola's story of adultery, murder, and madness—soon to be a major motion picture starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica LangeIn a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband’s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Therese caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola’s novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness, and ghostly revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.