All About Sarah by Pauline Delabroy-Allard

All About Sarah by Pauline Delabroy-Allard

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An intoxicating and evocative novel about the all-consuming love affair between two women in Paris and the ruin it leaves in its wake.

A thirty-something teacher drifts through her life in Paris, raising a daughter on her own, lonely in spite of a new boyfriend. Then one night, at a friend's tepid New Year's Eve party, Sarah enters the scene like a tornado. A talented young violinist, she is loud, vivacious, appealingly unkempt in a world where everyone seems preoccupied with being 'just so'. It is the beginning of an intense relationship, tender and violent, that will upend both women's lives. 

A literary sensation in France, All About Sarah perfectly captures the pull of a desire so strong that it blinds us to everything else.

 

Translated by Adriana Hunter.

 

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'Captivating...intense...seductive.' - Guardian

'All About Sarah moves impressively from the chaos and noise of love, to silence and solitude, like a spun coin settling.' Observer

 

'A brief, intense read... compulsive... seductive prose.' - Lara Feigel, Guardian

 

'There are shades of Duras, Nabokov, and Barthes in the intensely living heart of this magnificent novel.' - L'Express

  • Details

    Imprint: Vintage 

    Publication Date: 11 March 2021

    ISBN: 9781529111705

    Pages: 176

    Format: Paperback

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