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Adele

Adele
 

Eventually, she completely loses control of her existence. Written in prose of elegant - but never bloodless - neutrality, Leila Slimani's second novel published in English explores not so much promiscuity as the modern-day pressures that drive Adele into this perilous loss of se... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571331956
Barcode 9780571331956
Published 4 March 2019 by Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Slimani, Leila
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ISBN-13 9780571331956
ISBN-10 0571331955
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 4 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Slimani, Leila
Category General & Literary Fiction
Erotic Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 253g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text Erotic Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 959611

Description of this Book

The debut novel by the winner of the Prix Goncourt, The Ogre's Garden is a tale of addiction. Its protagonist, Adele, leads a double life. She strays from a calm, stable marriage to her surgeon husband into multiple sexual encounters. Eventually, she completely loses control of her existence. Written in prose of elegant - but never bloodless - neutrality, Leila Slimani's second novel published in English explores not so much promiscuity as the modern-day pressures that drive Adele into this perilous loss of self. It is a compassionate portrait of sex addiction that leads readers through the labyrinth of desire into an understanding of solitude, isolation and the search for authenticity as our common fate.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron's personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.

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