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Cover TextThe #1 bestseller and winner of the Prix De Goncourt, this is a compulsive and riveting exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood. A seemingly perfect caretaker turns out not to be so perfect after all...
SummaryThey never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other.
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-571-33753-8
Product TypeBook
BindingHardcover
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Publishing year2018
Publishing date01/07/2018
Pages224 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 136 mm, Height 215 mm, Thickness 25 mm
Weight255 g
Article no.32271644
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PrefaceThe number-one bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt - a compulsive, riveting and bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood.

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Leïla Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. Her first novel, The Ogre's Garden - forthcoming from Faber & Faber in 2019 - won the Prix La Mamounia. Slimani is a journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights. She lives in Paris with her husband and two children.
Sam Taylor is the translator of HHhH by Laurent Binet and You Will Not Have my Hatred by Antoine Leiris.