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Marie Darrieussecq

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Franz Kafka meets George Orwell in this dark, dystopian tale. Set in Paris in the near future, the story revolves around a young woman who works as a beautician and masseuse, for whom happiness is derived from perfumes, shampoos, and generally hedonistic pursuits. One day she realizes she is slowly (and quite …

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From the bestselling author of Pig Tales, a suspense novel about grief.The narrator's son has been dead for ten years; he was four and a half. To stop herself from forgetting, she tries to write Tom's story, the story of his death. It will lead her—and the reader—to the truth.

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