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Adele

Leïla Slimani


ISBN 9780571331956


Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, she is bored – and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

An erotic and daring story – with electrically clear writing – Adèle will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman’s quest to feel alive.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Author

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Reviews, News & Interviews:

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

An explosive portrait of the claustrophobia that can come with marriage and motherhood and the damaging consequences of stifling women's sexuality. Gwen Smith Mail on Sunday
Best enjoyed as spritely, spirited, bourgeois-shocking juvenilia from one of France's most interesting contemporary writers. James Marriott The Times
I admired its bravery and refusal to conform. Jake Kerridge Sunday Express

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

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