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Lullaby

Leïla Slimani

The number-one bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt – a compulsive, riveting and bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571337545
Date Published
26.07.2018
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Summary

WINNER OF THE DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2019
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.


When Myriam, a brilliant lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties. But as the couple and their nanny become more and more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, until Myriam and Paul’s idyllic domesticity is shattered . . .

Critic Reviews

The smartest thriller you’ll read all year.

Independent
Critic Reviews

Compulsively readable. I read it in one sitting.

The Times
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Thrilling . . . Intelligent and unerringly humane.

Julie Myerson, Observer
Critic Reviews

I defy you to read the disturbing opening sentences and not be compelled to read on.

Stylist
Critic Reviews

A remarkable novel . . . dark, ambitious, disturbing and arresting.

Scotland on Sunday
Critic Reviews

A taut and exquisitely written novel that will keep you up all night desperately turning the pages. This book is insanely good.

Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
LeïlaSlimani

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…

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