Speculative fiction by Sylvie Germain
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A novel, translated by Liz Nash. Lucie Daubigne is an adventurous eight-year old whose idyllic childhood ends when, given a new room of her own, she is visited by an ogre. It is their secret, and if she tells anyone she will be sorry; so Lucie becomes the ogre's third victim, and is abused each night by her stepbrother Ferdinand. She becomes strange, drawing into herself, waiting in dread for the nightly visit.

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