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eBook P'tit Cadeau download

by Anel Viz

eBook P'tit Cadeau download ISBN: 1456552430
Author: Anel Viz
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 20, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 486
ePub: 1114 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Erotica

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Viz is a wonderful writer, as neat, both economical and eloquent and satisfying as I have read. Something I noticed in one of Viz's other novels, The City of Lovely Brothers, that I found in P'tit Cadeau I was charmed to find here as well

Viz is a wonderful writer, as neat, both economical and eloquent and satisfying as I have read. Something I noticed in one of Viz's other novels, The City of Lovely Brothers, that I found in P'tit Cadeau I was charmed to find here as well. The fictional author/narrator breaks into the recounting of the story to let drop little hints as to future incidents or situations. Just enough to tweak your curiosity but not to give anything away.

Anel Viz, born and raised in New York City, currently resides in the Midwest, where he has taught at the same small liberal arts college for over thirty years

Anel Viz, born and raised in New York City, currently resides in the Midwest, where he has taught at the same small liberal arts college for over thirty years. He has lived about one-quarter of his life in French-speaking countries.

Ben, an American art professor on a painting sabbatical in the south of France, rents a room in an isolated village to avoid the tourist crush. There he meets his landlady's brother, the sensitive and childlike loner Jean-Yves, whom the locals consider simple minded because he is "different".

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Le P'tit Cadeau, Al Kaslik, Mont-Liban, Lebanon.

[P’TIT CADEAU (euphemism) – the “small gift” French hustlers ask for to let you know they expect to be paid] Ben, an American art professor on a painting sabbatical in the south of France, rents a room in an isolated village to avoid the tourist crush. There he meets his landlady's brother, the sensitive and childlike loner Jean-Yves, whom the locals consider simple minded because he is "different". Ben makes him his principal model and undertakes to build his self-confidence and prepare him to fend for himself. Jean-Yves’ has never had a friend before. As they grow closer, Ben comes to realize the extent of the young man’s emotional needs, and his total dependence and unbridled devotion frighten him. Has he taken on more responsibility than he can handle? Should he allow himself to fall in love with Jean-Yves when he knows their relationship must end when his sabbatical is over?
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Ben is an artist on sabbatical from the American college where he teaches. He has a year in France and wants to fill hi sketchbooks and canvases with the remarkable sights he can find in the south of France and in Italy. He did not expect that one of his favorite subjects for his art would come to mean so much to him, his new model and lover, Jean-Yves Cadot.

The two men meet in the small mountain town of St. Repouse where Jean-Yves' father took the family after a scandal involving a priest at the young man's school in Dijon. The young man, now in his early twenties, lives with his spiteful and bitter sister who considers him simple-minded and a naughty child. Ben befriends him, discovers he is anything but simpleminded but very possibly too childlike for his own good. His relationship with Jean-Yves grows as he paints and draws him, in works like the cover painting, "Boy Wading". He resists his growing attraction to him, believing the young man is heterosexual, but they eventually become quite ardent lovers. The novel chronicles their relationship as Ben sets Jean-Ybes on the road to self confidence and achievement.

I could not believe how often my emotional reaction to the story changed, right along with the narrator Ben's. At first I was charmed by Ben's kindness and Jean-Yves sweetness, but I soon saw how the complicating factors in their couplehood, namely Ben's fear of falling in love with someone he would be forced to leave to return to the states, I became just as anious as Ben and Jean-Yves. From there I saw how dependent the young man was and felt the desperation that itself was replaced by a sneaking suspicion that he was more manipulator than dependent. Separated for years, I started to long to know how Jean-Yves was coping, how he was living his life, and was as anxious as Ben Io see him again. Along with the artist narrator I found him strong, talented, and more appealing than ever. I wanted to keep him, as did Ben.

What this boils down to is, quite simply, a real relationship. Romances are about ups and downs, yes, but not usually ones that mirror the lives of us mortals. Ben and Jean-Yves are as changeable,. as likely to make mistakes, as likely to surprise themselves and others, and as unpredictable as any other two humans on the earth. I found this powerful, so much more satisfying than books where not only the story is fiction but the types of people in them as well. Viz is a wonderful writer, as neat, both economical and eloquent and satisfying as I have read.

Something I noticed in one of Viz's other novels, The City of Lovely Brothers, that I found in P'tit Cadeau I was charmed to find here as well. The fictional author/narrator breaks into the recounting of the story to let drop little hints as to future incidents or situations. Just enough to tweak your curiosity but not to give anything away. This could be tiresome, but in Viz's hands it's like a sprinkling of unexpected spice in the chef d'oeuvre. Ben mentions , for instance, that although at the point ion the narrative it looks like the two men are splitting forever, Jean-Yves "still" enjoys being Ben's model years later. How tantalizing! You find yourself even more curious to see how that comes about. No predictability, just a flash of something sparkling off in the distance.

Two other elements I appreciated. Jean-Yves is not just gay. He is naturally disposed to making lvoe to women, but he loves Ben, who happens to be male. To my mind, love and sexuality are far too fluid to define narrowly, but at the same time love you have for a special person is fixed. For Jean-Yves his love and lover is Ben. He enjoys sex with him because he loves him, and that is in spite of horrible abuse as a child. I also liked how Viz introduces the case of gay marriage through introducing his characters so the reader will come to understand in a visceral way what the lack of marital rights would mean to two people of either gender who love each other. That is how you turn "them" into "us".

The sex. There is no question that one of Viz's gifts is writing erotic scenes without narrowing g the novels he writes to simply erotic novels. His sex scenes are hot, and though some might call them unduly graphic, I don't agree. I don't see why one wouldn't want to experience all the joys a loving couple share. It is just too bad many readers who could gain so much from the novels will be put off by the sex.

I read few contemporary novels, but the sheer pleasure of this expertly crafted love story was worth getting lost out of time for its duration. I bought it for my Kindle 3 and thank the author and the publisher, Silver Publishing, for enabling text to speech so I could read it.
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P'tit Cadeau is a long, and complex, love story, once that tested and changed a lot of the traditional romance rules.

First of all, I think necessary to highlight the strange "detached from time" feeling of the story: if not for small details, a car, a mobile phone, the story could have been well without time. Maybe it was the initial setting, a small French country village, or maybe it was the conservative society where they were living, but I had to double check more than once that I was not actually reading a recent past story. Actually, well into the story, the author specified the first past of the story was set in 1998, in a supposedly modern, and more liberal, society.

Ben is a 34 years old American college professor who is taking a sabbatical year in the French country to paint. He is looking for outdoor particular view and he rents a room from a couple of brother and sister. He is warned by the sister her brother, Jean-Yves, is a simpleton, and indeed, when he first meets the guy, he hardly believes the boy is 22 years old. Not only in body, but also in attitude Jean-Yves is "retarded", almost like his growing was stopped somewhen before puberty.

With time, and care, Ben will learn that indeed Jean-Yves went through a tragic, and cruel, trauma when he was barely a kid, and Ben feared the damage was permanent. It was not, and Ben is the turning point in Jean-Yves's lives, more or less another trauma, this time positive, that let the boy's growth spurs again to reach its rightly fulfilment.

And that is the other point that makes this novel original and against the common romance rule: you would think that, after being the reason why Jean-Yves was able to overcome the tragedy in his past, Ben would have done everything to be with him, right? And instead, when his sabbatical year comes to end, Ben is back to USA, leaving a still fragile Jean-Yves to fend for himself. Moreover, while it's true that Jean-Yves seems to have built a life for himself, he also is always dreaming of when they will be back together, and instead Ben has almost forgotten his love for him, arriving even to consider to not going back as promised.

I think the author wanted to prove that love is a feeling you need to cultivate, but also that, if you really believe in it, everything is possible. I think that Ben was not really into Jean-Yves as the other man was; Ben was enthralled by the young boy, but he was clear from the beginning, Jean-Yves was not really his type. That is not the same for the grown man Jean-Yves will become, and that is probably the moment when the love story begun, at least for Ben's point of view. This is probably the reason why I think I liked better Jean-Yves, I think he was the one who made everything possible, and in a way, he was the one who saved himself: Ben helped, but more like a prize candy for a boy, like the prize Jean-Yves knew he was getting if he managed to reach his goals.

As I told the story is complex and long, spanning more than 7 years, and you will live intensely beside these two men, seeing them grow and evolve, and I'm not referring only to Jean-Yves, on the contrary, I think Ben did a lot of growing himself, and sincerely, I didn't like him so much at the beginning, he was aloof and even a little harsh, but I did like the man he was at the end of the story.