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              Books by Violaine Huisman

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              The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize

              The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize (Hardback)

              By Huisman, Violaine

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              A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes - in the bestselling tradition of Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle.

              ISBN 9780349012339
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize
               

              The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize (Paperback)

              By Huisman, Violaine

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              • Pub Date
                13 Dec 22

              A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes - in the bestselling tradition of Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle.

              ISBN 9780349012315
              Released NZ 13 Dec 2022
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Rose desert
                

              Rose desert (General merchandise / Other)

              By Huisman, Violaine

              ISBN 9782072853753
              Publisher Gallimard
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              Language (French)
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              The Book of Mother
                

              The Book of Mother (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Huisman, Violaine; Read by Hoipkins, Tosca; Translated by Camhi, Leslie

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              A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes. A prizewinning tour de force when it was published in France, Violaine Huisman's remarkable debut novel is about a daughter's inextin...guishable love for her magnetic, mercurial mother. Beautiful and charismatic, Catherine, a.k.a. Maman, smokes too much, drives too fast, laughs too hard, and loves too extravagantly. During a joyful and chaotic childhood in Paris, her daughter Violaine wouldn't have it any other way. But when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown, everything changes. Even as Violaine and her sister long for their mother's return, once she's back Maman's violent mood swings and flagrant disregard for personal boundaries soon turn their home into an emotional landmine. As the story of Catherine's own traumatic childhood and adolescence unfolds, the pieces come together to form an indelible portrait of a mother as irresistible as she is impossible, as triumphant as she is transgressive. With spectacular ferocity of language, a streak of dark humor, and stunning emotional bravery, The Book of Mother is an exquisitely wrought story of a mother's dizzying heights and devastating lows, and a daughter who must hold her memory close in order to let go.
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              ISBN 9781797134543
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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              Fugitive parce que reine
                

              Fugitive parce que reine (General merchandise / Other)

              By Huisman, Violaine

              ISBN 9782072765629
              Publisher Gallimard
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              Fugitive parce que reine
                

              Fugitive parce que reine (Paperback)

              By Huisman, Violaine

              ISBN 9782072832574
              Publisher Gallimard
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              The Book of Mother
                

              The Book of Mother (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Huisman, Violaine; Translated by Camhi, Leslie

              • RRP: $36.99
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              • Pub Date
                18 Oct 22

              A New York Times Notable Book A Library Journal Best Book of 2021 A marvelous...superbly effective (The New Yorker) debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes. Met by rave reviews in The New Yorker, The New Yor...k Times, and more, this stunning translation of Violaine Huisman's witty, immersive autofiction showcases a Parisian childhood with a charismatic, depressed parent (Oprah Daily). Beautiful and magnetic, Catherine, a.k.a. Maman, smokes too much, drives too fast, laughs too hard, and loves too extravagantly, and her daughter Violaine wouldn't have it any other way. But when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown, everything changes. Even as Violaine and her sister long for their mother's return, once she's back Maman's violent mood swings and flagrant disregard for personal boundaries soon turn their home into an emotional landmine. As the story of Catherine's own traumatic childhood and adolescence unfolds, the pieces come together to form an indelible portrait of a mother as irresistible as she is impossible, as triumphant as she is transgressive. With spectacular ferocity of language, a streak of dark humor, and stunning emotional bravery, The Book of Mother is an exquisitely wrought story of a mother's dizzying heights and devastating lows, and a daughter who must hold her memory close in order to surrender, and finally move on.
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              ISBN 9781982108793
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
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