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Jean-Jacques Rousseau mentions his older brother Francois only two times in his classic Confessions. In "The Only Son", Stephane Audeguy resurrects Rousseau's forgotten brother in a picaresque tale that brings to life the secret world of eighteenth-century Paris. Instructed at an early age in the philosophy of libertinage by a decadent aristocrat and later apprenticed to a clock maker, Francois is ultimately disowned by his family and flees to Paris' underworld. There he finds work in a brothel that caters to politicians and clergy and begins his personal study of the varieties of sexual desire - and its most arcane proclivities. Audeguy uses the libertine's progress to explore the interplay between the individual and society, much in the tradition of Jean-Jacques, but with a very different emphasis. Bold, erotic, and historically fascinating, "The Only Son", is, in many ways, the anti-Confessions - Francois' own, decidedly different, portrait of human nature.

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Instructed at an early age in the philosophy of libertinage by a decadent aristocrat and later apprenticed to a clock maker, Francois is ultimately disowned by his family and flees to Paris' underworld. There he finds work in a brothel that caters to politicians and clergy and begins his personal study of the varieties of sexual desire.

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UK PRAISE FOR "THE ONLY SON""Audeguy's novel moves along smartly and is told with relish, an engaging wryness of manner and bold piacaresque inventiveness . . . an absorbing and intelligent entertainment."--"The Times Literary Supplement "(London)PRAISE FOR "THE THEORY OF CLOUDS""Beautiful, sensuous, cerebral, this novel is the work of a major talent."--"The Seattle Times""A subtle mixture of history and fiction, tragedy and comedy."--"The Washington Post Book World"

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