By Slimani, Leila
The debut novel by the winner of the Prix Goncourt, The Ogre's Garden is a tale of addiction. Its protagonist, Adele, leads a double life. She strays from a calm, stable marriage to her surgeon husband into multiple sexual encounters. Eventually, she completely loses control of h...er existence. Written in prose of elegant - but never bloodless - neutrality, Leila Slimani's second novel published in English explores not so much promiscuity as the modern-day pressures that drive Adele into this perilous loss of self. It is a compassionate portrait of sex addiction that leads readers through the labyrinth of desire into an understanding of solitude, isolation and the search for authenticity as our common fate.Read more
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Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron's personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.
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