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The Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine
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Jun 16, 2020 | ISBN 9781984854438

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“A diary and a page-turner and a masterful debut, all at once.”—Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

“Gorgeous . . . very French. . . in lush, lyrical prose that perfectly captures the heightened emotion and confusion of being a young woman with a bruised heart and limited experience. Though the book seems to be about an absent father, it’s more about a tricky mother, and about motherhood in general. It asks the ultimate question about this most complicated of relationships: What will a mother do for her child?”—Sarah Lyall, The New York Times (Daily Review)

“Drumming with tension, The Margot Affair grapples with the complexity of familial love.”Marie Claire 
 
“[A] perfect mix of literary and entertaining . . . This is one of those books that you didn’t know you needed until you read the first few pages and you go: oh, I’m home.”—LitHub

“Subtle, beautiful, serious.”—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

“A deeply immersive novel about the ways in which your family may fail you . . . Written in graceful prose carrying clairvoyant insights, its wisdom stayed with me.”—Ling Ma, author of Severance

“A stunning debut, simmering with tension and sensuality. This jewel of a novel examines the in-between spaces in life. . . . A mesmerizing story by an important new voice.”Crystal Hana Kim, author of If You Leave Me   

“Astonishing . . . Sanaë Lemoine is fearless and almost unbearably tender in her exploration of all the ways we both exalt and wound one another.”—Stacey D’Erasmo, author of Wonderland 

“An extraordinary, gorgeous novel . . . With exquisite precision and insight, The Margot Affair builds to an unexpected heat.”—Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew

“Poised, coolly beguiling, and deeply compelling, Lemoine’s debut casts a powerful spell.”—Hermione Hoby, author of Neon in Daylight
 
“A brave portrayal of love in all of its complexities.”—Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater

“Powerful and affecting . . . truly exceptional.”—Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labors


 

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