Genesis

Genesis

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Enjoying local admiration in his home city, actor Felix Dern struggles with a bizarre fate that causes every woman he sleeps with to become pregnant and anticipates the birth of his latest child with a woman named Mouetta.

McMillan Palgrave
A major new novel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being Dead

The timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has not yet been shackled with any intrusive fame. But in the theaters and the restaurants of his own city, "Lix" is celebrated and admired for his looks, for his voice, and for his unblemished private life. He has succeeded in courting popularity everywhere, this handsome hero of the left, this charming darling of the right, this ever-twisting weather vane.

A perfect life? No, he is blighted. He has been blighted since his teens, for every woman he sleeps with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Their baby's due in May. Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse...

In Genesis, Jim Crace, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, charts the sexual history of a loving, baffled man, the sexual emancipation of a city, and the sexual ambiguities of humankind.


Blackwell North Amer
Every woman that he dares to sleep with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Whispering and smudging his ear with her lipstick, her breath a little sour from the garlic in her lunch, she confirms her first, his sixth pregnancy. His sixth at least. A baby's due by May. It's early days.
Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse.
And yet he only has himself to blame. Again.
Lix's blessing and his tragedy is this: He has no true defence against the concentrated moment in the arms of someone that he loves. There comes a point where everything is lost.

Baker
& Taylor

Enjoying local admiration in the restaurants and theaters of his home city, actor Felix Dern struggles with a bizarre fate that causes every woman he sleeps with to become pregnant and anticipates the birth of his latest child with a woman named Mouetta. By the award-winning author of Being Dead. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374227302
0374227306
Branch Call Number: F CRA
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm

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