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A Beast in Paradise By Cecile Coulon

A Beast in Paradise by Cecile Coulon

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A haunting novel about a lineage of women possessed by their land

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A Beast in Paradise by Cecile Coulon

A haunting novel about a lineage of women possessed by their land

Emilienne's life is Paradise, her isolated farm at the end of a winding path. After the sudden death of her daughter and son-in-law, this is where she farms alone, with her courage and her land as her only resources, along with her two little grandchildren: Blanche and Gabriel. As seasons pass, Blanche grows older and develops an even stronger connection to her home and the generations of women who have guarded it, like her mother and grandmother before her. When she meets Alexandre, Blanche falls into a devastatingly deep love from which she can never recover. Alexandre, devoured by his ambition, wishes to move to the city to make a name for himself, while the passion Blanche dedicates to Paradise dominates her completely. Almost immediately, their differences become irreconcilable, tearing their worlds apart.

Years later, when Alexandre shows up once again on her doorstep, ingratiating himself back into her life, Blanche believes that now she can finally be happy again. But all is not what it seems when there is darkness lurking at every corner-and Blanche would do anything to protect Paradise.

A Beast in Paradise Reviews

"Cecile Coulon's new novel gives an enthralling voice to the rural world." * La Croix *
"A fierce tale of love, madness, and possession." -- Xavier Houssin * Le Monde des livres *

About Cecile Coulon

Cecile Coulon was born in 1990. She is the author of seven novels, including Trois Saisons d'orage, which won the Prix des Libraires, three prize-winning collections of poems, and a collection of short stories. Tina Kover's translations for Europa include Antoine Compagnon's A Summer with Montaigne and Negar Djavadi's Disoriental, which won both the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and the PEN Translation Prize.

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A Beast in Paradise by Cecile Coulon
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