Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Tonino Benacquista

The Thursday Night Men

Tonino Benacquista

The Thursday Night Men

2012, pp. 240, e-Book
ISBN: 9781609458652
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
Paper edition Paper edition Paper edition
$ 9.99
Where to buy Where to buy Where to buy

The book

Every Thursday night at 7 o’clock a group of three men meet in Paris. Each man’s life, his story, his situation, is as different from the others’ as can be. What unites them is heartache. Trouble, that is, with women. The meetings are held in a spirit of openness and tolerance. In an almost religious silence each man confesses while the others listen.

Philippe is a philosopher of repute. Since the woman he considered to be his perfect mate left him, he has been dating one of the world’s most famous models in an effort to forget.

Denis has been working as a waiter for years. Women have lost interest in him entirely and he is in a deep funk because of it. But one day a mysterious woman with a suitcase appears on his doorstep and moves into his living room without explanation, throwing his life into turmoil.

Yves is a husband and a cuckold, who, after having discovered his wife’s betrayal, refuses to honor any and all forms of faithfulness. He is spending a lifetime’s worth of savings in search of pleasure.

The author

Tonino Benacquista
Tonino Benacquista was born in France in 1961. He is a screenwriter, cartoonist, dramaturge, and the author of four crime novels published by Bitter Lemon Press, among them Holy Smoke. Benacquista won a Cesar (French Oscar) in 2006 for the script of Jacques Audiard’s The Beat that My Heart Skipped. He lives in France.  

Press

From the same country

  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil

    2020, pp. , $ 14.00
    In a newly designed package, a reissue of one of the most heartbreaking and heartfelt books on the cultures of the Mediterranean ever written.
  • Valérie Perrin

    Fresh Water for Flowers

    2020, pp. , $ 18.00
    Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Random visitors, regulars, and, most notably, her colleagues—three...
  • Muriel Barbery

    A Strange Country

    2020, pp. 336, $ 18.00
    When the first glass was emptied, Alejandro and Petrus smiled at each other and Jesús noticed the redhead’s lovely grey and pensive eyes.
  • Sandrine Collette

    Just After the Wave

    2020, pp. 304, $ 18.00
    A small boat, alone on the furious ocean. A family stranded on an island, battered by waves on all sides. A decision which looms, unavoidable, on...
  • Philippe Lançon

    Disturbance

    2019, pp. 480, $ 28.00
    Surviving Charlie Hebdo. Winner Prix Femina and Prix du Roman News
  • Sylvain Tesson

    Berezina

    2019, pp. 192, $ 15.00
    Take four friends, put them on two Ural motorcycles (complete with sidecars), send them off on a 2,500-mile odyssey retracing history’s most famous...

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X