"This is a mesmerising portrait ... It should be read." Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian "The closing pages are heart-stopping and heartbreaking, yet one finishes this sad tale not depressed but uplifted by its ability to enlarge the reader's sympathies." Chris Schuler, The Independent "With the skill of a thriller writer, the mother-narrator propels you forward and, as the awful climax approaches, compels you to question profoundly your own life and relationship." Rosie Goldsmith, BBC "A harrowing evocation of mental illness, and of one woman's terrifying inability to bear the burdens of motherhood. A sustained exercise in dread for the reader, but a surprisingly sympathetic portrait nonetheless." Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin
About the Author
Veronique Olmi war born in 1962 and lives in Paris. She is a highly acclaimed French dramatist and her twelve plays have won numerous awards. Bord de Mer, published in 2001, was her first novel. Since then she has published four more. Adriana Hunter has translated more than 40 books from the French including works by Agnes Desarthe, Amelie Nothomb, Frederic Beigbeder, Veronique Ovalde and Catherine Millet. She has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice.