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Author
Cusset, Catherine, 1963-

Title
The story of Jane / Catherine Cusset
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2001]

©2001
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 Bowdoin Main Libr PQ2663.U84 P7613 2001  Available MSCC
  
Description304 pages ; 24 cm
SubjectWomen college teachers -- Fiction.
Divorced women -- Fiction.
Stalkers -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Genre/FormPsychological fiction.
Alt AuthorCusset, Catherine, 1963- Problème avec Jane. English.
ISBN0743202996
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Chapter One
Dinner with Bronzino
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The windows of Provence were too high for her to peek inside. This was the best restaurant in Old Newport, where Jane saw elegant couples walk in and out on Friday and Saturday night on her way back from the Film Society. She would have liked to eat there tonight. She had almost suggested the place to Bronzino when he phoned her this morning, but it would have been too fancy for a dinner between colleagues, and she couldn't afford it anyway. As she passed the Romulus Café, a short black guy with a beard, whom she had already seen...
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October 1, 2001

Imagine opening an anonymous manuscript only to find your recent past splashed across the pages--a decade's worth of loves won and lost, friendships made and broken, professional triumphs and failures--in all its intimate details. The events are mostly accurate; it's their interpretation that is skewed, like looking at yourself in a wavy mirror. Jane Cook, professor (read more)
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July 15, 2001

French-born Cusset's first novel written in English: suspenseful, interesting, and challenging, but ultimately unsatisfying. Jane, a young French professor at a prestigious university not unlike Yale (where Cusset teaches French), finds a package on her doorstep that turns out to be a novel detailing her adult life, marriage, and numerous affairs. This book-within-a-book (read more)
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Characters
Name: Cook, Jane
Gender: Female
Occupation: Professor
Attributes: Divorced; French professor; was sent a novel anonymously that details her adult life
Genre
Psychological; Fiction
Topics
Manuscripts; Women's lives; Marriage; Man-woman relationships; Love affairs;Infidelity; Divorce; Friendship; Anxiety
Location
New England (U.S.); Devayne University; College/University
Time Period
2000s; 21st century
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Awards
Grand prix des lectrices de Elle
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EuropeFrench fictionlovegeneral fiction
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FranceFrancoacademia
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