An Imaginary Man

Benjamin Bouvet-Boisclair, University of Texas at El Paso


Novella about an American expat nicknamed Tintin and his search for intimacy in all the wrong places. While teaching English in South West France, Tintin struggles to confront his mother tongue, the deaths of his grandfather and great-grandfather, and the end of his long-distance relationship with Ela. Brushes with violence, French history, and other lonely, wayward men, frame an exploration of masculinity, desire, and loss.

Subject Area

Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Bouvet-Boisclair, Benjamin, "An Imaginary Man" (2022). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI29211551.