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La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

La Femme de Gilles

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La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe
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Nov 15, 2016 | ISBN 9781612195872

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“[A] novella about a devastating love triangle, finally translated into English.” —Elle

“No book this year made me feel as hopeful for the future as this one, so clearly did it reveal women’s past patriarchal oppression and the distance we have come over the course of the last few decades. Read it and rage and then do something.” —Kristin Iversen, Nylon

“A lyrical but dark exploration of wifely devotion.”—Flavorwire

“The story of a tragic love triangle that will haunt the reader long after the last page.”—The Missourian

“Quietly tragic…Though Bourdouxhe doesn’t rescue this character she’s created for us, she gave the women of her time one portrait of female suffering, made them less alone…”—Los Angeles Review of Books

“Nuanced…[La Femme de Gilles] is incredibly successful for its fierce skill at what we might now call Ferrante-esque immersion in the interiority of its female protagonist…Timely.”—3:AM

“This 1937 novel…established Bourdouxhe as an early, essential feminist author…A heartrending study of the compromises a woman is willing to make to preserve her marriage.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

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