Act of Passion
About the book:
Act of Passion Book
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: NYRB Classics; Main edition
Publish date: (October 18, 2011)
Pages: 240 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Fiction, Psychological Fiction
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.