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Sans Moi By Marie Desplechin

Sans Moi by Marie Desplechin

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Summary

When she needs a babysitter for her two children, the narrator of "Sans Moi" hires Olivia - recovering drug user, sometime prostitute, brought up in care. In the year they live together, companionship, intimacy and humour create a friendship full of vitality and mutual respect.

Sans Moi Summary

Sans Moi by Marie Desplechin

A publishing phenomenon which has sold over 120,000 copies in France 'Leaves you feeling better prepared for life . . . the deepest emotions and the most delicate feelings are evoked with an astonishing economy of means.' Paris Vogue When she needs a babysitter for her two children, the narrator of Sans Moi hires Olivia - recovering drug user, sometime prostitute, brought up in care. One might have thought she was adding to her burdens. But life is not just a question of the past, and people are not simply the products of their worst experiences. Confronted by the challenges of loneliness and change, the narrator realizes that Olivia has as much to give her as she has needs of her own. In the year they live together, companionship, intimacy and humour create a friendship full of vitality and mutual respect.

Sans Moi Reviews

"'This is an unexpected take on the au pair-from-hell scenario, beautifully done - honest, funny and, finally, deeply touching.' Aura 'Every so often you read a novel which causes you to machine-dye your preconceptions about relationships until the washed-out grey becomes a vivid, lipstick pink. In Sans Moi, a very big hit in France, Marie Desplechin achieves exactly that, through the gentlest methods imaginable.' The Times 'A beguiling, triumphant novel, defiant of the gravity of its subject matter.' Independent"

About Marie Desplechin

Marie Desplechin was born in 1959 in Roubaix, Northern France and studied literature and journalism. Will Hobson is a contributing editor to Granta magazine.

Additional information

GOR006319402
9781862074095
1862074097
Sans Moi by Marie Desplechin
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Granta Books
2001-04-10
224
N/A
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