Paranoia, pills, and torrent after torrent of glorious porn. A marriage devoid of both sex and emotion. A broken hand, a perpetually surreal home reno, a dying dog.For Jules, a successful professional with a wife and kids, all of this would be manageable if it wasnt for Charlie. Because fifteen-year-old girls, dear reader, are something different entirely.Jules is obsessed with a teenager hes falling head over heels and attempting to arrest the march of time. He's a man, dammit a mans man, a guys guy and thats all that matters.The Bourgeois Empire, Evie Christie's first novel, is a Nabokovian fever dream, an encyclopedic guide to mortal sin, and a thoroughly contemporary reimagining of Billy Wilders classic film The Lost Weekend. And yes, of course, its a love story too.
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