Translated into 15 languages since it was first published in France, this novel is a frank and vivid account of sexual awakening. A young woman spending her summer holiday in a seaside town is drawn towards an inevitable sexual encounter with the butcher she is working for.
A young girl goes to work in a butcher's shop during her college holiday. Every day the butcher whispers obscenities in her ear, describing his fantasies about her. Gradually the sexual tension mounts, and, as the summer heat takes hold, so does her lust...
Alina Reyes was born in 1956 in Soulac in the south-west of France. She left school early and married, but then returned to her studies, completing a master's thesis on the fantasy stories of the nineteenth-century writer Marcel Schwob. While studying she supported herself and her two sons by working as a freelance journalist. Her controversial first novel, The Butcher, was originally written for a competition of erotic writing; it was published, became an overnight bestseller in France, and has since been translated into fifteen languages. Her other novels include Lucie's Long Voyage, The Fatal Bodice, When You Love You Must Depart and Behind Closed Doors. Alina Reyes lives in Paris.
The Butcher by Alina Reyes
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