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Breathing Underwater

Marie Darrieussecq

Breathing Underwater by Marie Darrieussecq: ‘There are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.’ (Francis Gilbert, The Times)

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571209149
Date Published
22.04.2002
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Summary

Without telling her husband, a young woman drives off to the coast. She takes only her young daughter, and ten thousand francs. They spend the first night camping on the beach, and then rent an apartment in a small seaside town near the Spanish border. She is careful to leave no clues. But a detective is already looking for them, and he knows it will only be a matter of time before she makes a mistake . . .

‘There are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.’ Francis Gilbert, The Times

MarieDarrieussecq

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Her debut novel, Pig Tales (1996), was published in 34 countries and became the most popular first novel in France since the 1950s. Her second novel, My Phantom Husband (1998), became an immediate bestseller. Her third novel, Breathing Underwater, prompted…

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