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Frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him that I’m holding on to him outside Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named. We drive at high speed along back roads through woods vineyards and oat fields The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise and sometimes I m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road but the only thing that matters is that I m holding on to him that I m holding on to him outside Philippe Besson Lie With MeIn memory of Thomas Andrieu 1966 2016Philippe Besson s Lie With Me is a beautifully delicate story that traces Besson s first love The initial part of the story takes place at Barbezieux High School a small town north of Bordeaux Thomas Andrieu and Philippe Besson maintain a sensual passionate but totally secretive relationship Thirty years later long after the relationship has ended Philippe crosses paths with the son of Thomas With Lie With Me Besson lays bare his life as never before according to him describing the story of an overwhelming and impossible love that will leave an indelible trace on his life It is the most honest Besson has ever been in his writing Besson has come up with something inventive and incredible than any of his fictional writings He has never dared to create something so honest in the past This is Besson s most Proustian work to date a writer he has been heavily influenced by And yet Lie With Me begins in 2007 when the Besson sees a man he thinks is but can t be Thomas Andrieu a classmate and his first love in 1984 This meeting prompts Philippe to think back on his doomed relationship with ThomasThe two young men were uite different from one another Philippe was bookish a teacher s son who was slightly alienated from his classmates in rural Barbezieux for being so smart and slightly effeminate Thomas is the shaggy haired dark eyed son of a farmer whose path has been laid out for him from the day he was born Besson describes Thomas to C Thomas HowellThe teens are secretly infatuated with each other though Philippe thinks it s a one sided desire He s shocked when Thomas invites him to lunch They meet far from town so their meeting won t be discovered Soon these two sneak off together and engage in sex for the first timeBesson s openness in describing their affair sucks his readers into this world so intimate are the descriptions that the feels he is in the room with the two of them during their encounters The sex is often rough clumsy and very tender uick rough and tender sex During those encounters Thomas has made a lasting impression on Philippe one that still haunts him all these years laterThe last third of Lie With Me returns to 2007 when Philippe engages the man who reminds him of Thomas It is Thomas son Lucas and so begins an exchange that divulges the impact of the teenagers love decades later To tell you than this would spoil the storyMy two complaints concerning Lie With Me have to do with the translator Much has been made of Molly Ringwald translating this book She does a fine job However many reviewers and journalists act as though this book would not exist without Ringwald s being part of this project She did not write Lie With Me but you d never know that from the press surrounding the book They use Ringwald as the selling point for the book My other complaint has to do with the title In French the title is Stop With Your Lies Changing the title to Lie With Me eroticizes it and gives a double meaning But I must admit punning English title is much inviting So is Lie With Me an autobiography of sorts a memoir or is it even true at all Besson himself writes that he invented stories all the time with so much authenticity that people usually ended up believing me sometimes even I was no longer able to disentangle the true from the false Could I have made this story up from scratch Could I have turned an erotic obsession into a passion Yes it s possible But this is Bensson s story so may tell it however he likes In the end Lie With Me is a beautifully written book about loss first love and the pain and shame of hiding ones true self

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Arrête avec tes mensonges

The award winning bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actresswriter Molly Ringwald We drive at high speed along back roads through woods vineyards and oat fields The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise and sometimes I’m. An unforgettable exuisite and powerful award winning French novel by Philippe Besson translated by the famous actress Molly Ringwald that reads and feels like the most intimate of memoirs For such a short novel it is achingly beautiful lyrical and intensely heartbreaking a portrayal of the emotional heady feelings of first love A fragile forbidden repressed covert gay relationship set in the 1980s in a rural small town in France Philippe is having a tough time in high school for being smart and perceived as effeminate and drawn towards the popular Thomas Andrieu a farmer s boy with his future life mapped out in front of him He has little idea that Thomas feels the same way about him until the two have lunch and embark on a sex driven affair that will haunt and have everlasting repercussionsPhilippe and Thomas are under no illusions they both know right from the very start that their relationship is temporary and will not endure but this in itself lends a passion poignancy and urgency to their love Years later in the present Philippe is a well known writer who encounters a young man that inescapably reminds him of his first love Thomas s son Lucas from whom he learns of Thomas s life after school and his family This is a painfully tragic profoundly moving and elouently expressed story of hatred thwarted love loss homophobia regrets masculinity memory and class that will stay with you long after you have finished reading the last page Highly recommended big time Many thanks to Penguin UK for an ARC

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Thomas during their last year of high school Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls they steal time to meet in secret carrying on a passionate world altering affairDazzlingly rendered in English by Ringwald in her first ever translation Besson’s powerfully moving coming of age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love and the heartbreaking passage of tim. I read this novel for Lambda Literary where my full review can be foundA thoughtful examination of the ways social class shapes the experience and memory of love Lie With Me explores the emotional toll of homophobia upon gay male interiority From the vantage point of the present Parisian novelist Philippe a fictionalized version of Besson recounts the rise and fall of an affair he began at seventeen with a stoic classmate as well as the long lasting aftermath of that first love Beginning in 1984 near the countryside in Charente France the romance flares in intensity until class differences and heteronormativity forever separate the pair The first part comprising two thirds of the slim novel centers on the boys love for each other in the second and third an adult Philippe meets his old lover s son by chance and learns of his final fate Ringwald s spare translation is moving and Besson s fragmented self reflexive style reminds one of a much accessible Marguerite Duras


10 thoughts on “Arrête avec tes mensonges

  1. says:

    This feeling of love it transports me it makes me happy But it also consumes me and makes me miserable the way all impossible loves a

  2. says:

    An unforgettable exuisite and powerful award winning French novel by Philippe Besson translated by the famous actress Molly Ringwald that reads

  3. says:

    This passion that can’t be talked about that has to be concealed gives way to the terrible uestion if it isn’t talked about how can one know that it really exists? One day when it’s over when it finally comes

  4. says:

    Lie With Me is a tender beautiful novel written by French author Philippe Besson and translated by Molly Ringwald that follows the relationship that develops between two teenage boys in 1984 France “The image doesn’t fit my thick glasses my stretched out blue Nordic sweater the student head slaps the too good grades the feminine gestures

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    5 stars Audiobook4 stars for the story This is the story of Philippe and Thomas two boys who fall in love while attending high school in France in the 80s In a way it is a memoir the author denies it 😂😊 But i know it is The writing is lyrical and amazing The author made me feel the way he was feeling Thomas Thomas Thomas Gaaaaah It is worth reading

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    We drive at high speed along back roads through woods vineyards and oat fields The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him that I’m holding on to him ou

  7. says:

    First love is always such a pivotal moment in anyone's life It bewitches you It nourishes you It transforms you in such a wa

  8. says:

    I read this novel for Lambda Literary where my full review can be foundA thoughtful examination of the ways social class shapes the experience and memory of love Lie With Me explores the emotional toll of homophobia upon gay male i

  9. says:

    I feel this desire swarming in my belly and running up my spine But I have to constantly contain and compress it so that it doesn't betray me in front of the others Because I've already understood that desire is visiblePhilippe Besson is an extraordinary writer with a soul stirring lyrical prose that left me b

  10. says:

    I recently saw Ellen Page on The Late Show give an impassioned plea to end the hate against the ueer community I was moved by her words and while reading this novella I kept thinking about them How long has hatred left its indelible mark and perhaps changed the course of so many lives senselessly? Philippe Besson and Thomas Andrieu can be

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