Adele

ISBN
9780571331963
Published
03/10/2019
9780571331963
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

From the bestselling author of Lullaby

‘Riveting.’ Evening Standard

‘Explosive.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Thrilling.’ Sunday Times

‘A must-read.’ Vogue

Her obsessions devour her. She is helpless to stop them...

Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. She is a respected journalist, living in a flawless Paris apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, Adèle is bored. She begins to orchestrate her life around one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until her compulsions threaten to consume her altogether…

From the bestselling author of Lullaby‘Riveting.’ Evening Standard‘Explosive.’ Mail on Sunday‘Thrilling.’ Sunday Times‘A must-read.’ VogueHer obsessions devour her. She is helpless to stop them... Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. She is a respected journalist, living in a flawless Paris apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, Adèle is bored. She begins to orchestrate her life around one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until her compulsions threaten to consume her altogether…
  • Leïla Slimani

    Leïla 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.

“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.”
- Independent
“No man would have dared write what she did. It’s an extraordinary first novel.”
- Alain Mabanckou

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