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Adèle by Leila Slimani


Adèle by Leila Slimani
Jan 15, 2019 | 240 Pages
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“Shocking . . . A brave choice for the international panel of judges [of the La Mamounia Prize] . . . [It] somehow slipped passed Moroccan censors, but it’s a safe bet no Moroccan publisher would have dared print it.” —The Irish Times

“No man would have dared write what she did. It’s an extraordinary first novel.” —Alain Mabanckou, author of Black Moses and judge for the La Mamounia Prize

“Written in prose of elegant but never bloodless neutrality . . . [Adèle] leads readers through the labyrinth of desire into an understanding of solitude, isolation and the search for authenticity as our common fate.” The Independent (London)

“Displays an undeniable literary power.” L’Express (France)

Acclaim for Leila Slimani:

“If you are a mother, whatever kind of mother you aspire to be, you’ll know what kind of mother you are after reading Slimani. If you are not a mother, the insights that she administers can be no less jolting. . . . Like Jenny Offill, Slimani can write ravishingly of female bodies.” —Lauren Collins, The New Yorker

“In Slimani’s hands, the unthinkable becomes art.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Slimani is an astute observer of power politics in the home.” —John Freeman, The Boston Globe

“Slimani writes devastatingly perceptive character studies.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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