Florian Zeller's Lovers or Something Like It is a true novel for our time, a story of the futility of love for the lost souls of Generation X. When disaffected young Parisian Tristan meets pretty, fragile Amelie he is thrown off guard by his feelings for her.
He had sworn to stay single forever, loving and leaving a trail of heartbroken women in his wake.
He hasn't done anything to deserve falling in love: why him and why Amelie?
Is she really so special? Tristan is torn between tenderness and desire, and as their relationship grows ever more complex, he finds it impossible to avoid betrayal.
Lovers or Something Like It is an intelligent and sensitive portrayal of the doubts and desires of a new generation, suffering from the agony of indecision and facing too many choices to feel true contentment. 'One of the hottest literary talents in France' - Chris Schuler, The Independent 'An intellectual prodigy.'- Observer'There is a drop of Kundera in there, and a whiff of Houllebecq.
But what strikes you is a breathless, edgy, almost stifled sincerity' - Le Figaro'Florian Zeller has a talent that can be frightening.
This knowledge of life, these descriptions of feelings, this disturbing perception of love, this apprehension of death ... each page of the novel contains something astonishing ...
Zeller is disarming. More than promising he is bursting with talent.'-Aurelie SarotMetroFlorian Zeller (born in 1979) is a critically acclaimed French novelist and playwright, the recipient of numerous literary awards, a university lecturer at the prestigious Sciences-Po in Paris, and a journalist for Paris Match, Vogueand Vol de Nuit.
For his first novel Artificial Snow he received the Hachette Foundation Literary Prize, the Writing Talent Award from the Jean-Luc Lagardere Foundation and the New Writer Award from the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation.His third novel The Fascination of Evil, received the Prix Interallie, and he has been awarded the Prix Jeune Theatre de l'Academie Francaise for his plays.
He lives in Paris with his wife, the model, actress and sculptor Marine Delterme.
His novels Artificial Snow (Neiges Artificielles), Lovers or Something Like It (Les amants du n importe quoi), Julien Parme and The Fascination of Evil (La fascination du pire) are all available from Pushkin Press.