Diane Johnson

Le Mariage
  • Le Mariage

  • Clara Holly is a former actress, beautiful, rich, and 'well married, far from her Oregon beginnings' to the renowned but reclusive film director Serge Clay. Anne-Sophie is a proper young Frenchwoman with a smart little antique stall in the Paris flea market and a wedding to plan. As the plot thickens they are all drawn into a cross between a modern Feydeau farce and a Kafkaesque nightmare, as their paths and those of a host of other characters intersect at the Cray's château. Despite murder, misunderstanding, hostage-taking and erotic encounters, however, le marriage must go ahead in the grand French style.

Diane Johnson is the author of Le Divorce, a 1997 National Book Award finalist, as well as of eleven previous books. She has also worked on several screen-plays and collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining. She lives in San Francisco and Paris.