Lullaby

Leïla Slimani
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ISBN 9780571337538 Format Paperback
Published 11/01/2018 Length 224 pages

About Book

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

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker 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 apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties.

The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...

  • Translated By: Sam Taylor

    Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He lives in France with his young family.

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