by Laurens, Camille; Hunter, Adriana (TRN)

Born in 1959 to a middle-class family where she learns that a girl's place in life is inferior to a boy's, Laurence, now a mother in the 90s, grapples with the question of what it means to be a girl, to have a girl and what lessons she should try to pass down or undo. Original.

Camille Laurens is an award-winning French novelist and essayist. She received the Prix Femina, one of France's most prestigious literary prizes, in 2000 for Dans ces bras-là, which was published in the United States as In His Arms in 2004. Her previous books include Who You Think I Am (Other Press, 2017) and Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Other Press, 2018). She lives in Paris.

Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than ninety books, including Marc Petitjean's The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris and Hervé Le Tellier's The Anomaly and Eléctrico W, winner of the French-American Foundation's 2013 Translation Prize in Fiction. She lives in Kent, England.

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