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  • This Little Family, InĂ©s Bayard, (translated by Adriana Hunter)
    Other Press, 9781892746870, June 16, 2020 (Fiction)

    “In this startling debut novel, Marie’s respectable world is totally upended when she is raped by her boss. As she struggles with guilt, anxiety, and despair, she turns inward, starting a disturbing breakdown that is difficult to observe yet hard to look away from.”

    Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store (Lake Forest, IL)

    This Little Family is a propulsive, deeply unsettling novel about the aftermath of an extremely violent act. Even with its intense subject matter, I couldn't stop turning the pages, desperate to find out what happened next. It’s a rare gift to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, and This Little Family achieves it brilliantly.”

    Quentin Greif, Little City Books (Hoboken, NJ)

    “Marie and Laurent were a happy young couple with good careers, living in Paris, and looking forward to starting a family. Their life was sweet. As the story opens, that happiness has shattered. Marie has poisoned her family, both her loving husband and the child they wanted. This powerful novel shows the disintegration of a woman’s being. Marie is destroyed when her boss, a man she trusted, a married man with a position of responsibility, rapes her. She changes from a confident, loving woman to someone tormented by what has happened to her, unable to confide in her husband for fear of how he would view her in the aftermath, convinced that the child she bore was the son of her rapist. This powerful novel exposes the suffering of a woman at the hands of someone in power, someone she should have been able to trust.”

    Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music (Sunriver, OR)

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