The Sextine Chapel by Hervé Le Tellier
(French Literature Series)

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An interconnected series of playful stories on the expected and unexpected pleasures of sexual intimacy.

The delightful and daring English-language debut of French author Herve? le Tellier is a series of short, intimately interconnected stories making up a lively user’s manual to pleasure, relating the various liaisons of couples from Anna and Ben to Yolande and Zach (taking in Chloe and Xavier along the way, as well as twenty others, as you may have guessed), until the criss-crossing of their lives and partners makes up a pattern as intricate as the fresco on the ceiling of a chapel . . .

Harkening back to another playful book on an intimate subject—Harry Mathews’s Singular Pleasures—Herve? le Tellier’s The Sextine Chapel celebrates the wonderful, often random, often excruciating possibilities of sexual intimacy, with something here for just about everyone—and their wife, husband, lover, or passing fancy.

About Hervé Le Tellier

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Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. He has been a member of the Oulipo group since 1992 and one of the "papous" of the famous France Culture radio show. He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels, including Enough About Love (Other Press, 2011), The Sextine Chapel (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011), and A Thousand Pearls (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011).Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than fifty books including Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier (Other Press), and her work has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice. She lives in Norfolk, England.
Published July 26, 2011 by Dalkey Archive Press. 105 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this clever literary bonbon, 26 characters get it on in 78 vignettes, ranging from the banal to the raunchy.

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