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All About Sarah

Pauline Delabroy-Allard

(author)

,

Adriana Hunter

(translator)

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

The Guardian

All About Sarah A01 By (author) N Pauline Delabroy-Allard B06 Translated by N Adriana Hunter 222 144 21 300 BB Hardback 176 Harvill Secker Vintage Publishing London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FYT Fiction in translation 1DDF France 1DST Italy 5SL Of specific Lesbian interest 1.3 FBA FYT FXD Modern & contemporary fiction Fiction in translation Narrative theme: Love & relationships 1DDF-FR-LAA 1DST-IT-NFT 5PSL Paris Trieste Relating to lesbians An intoxicating and evocative novel about the all-consuming love affair between two women in Paris and the ruin it leaves in its wake. It's all about Sarah, her mysterious beauty, Sarah the impetuous, Sarah the passionate, Sarah the sulphurous, it's all about the exact moment when the match flares, the exact moment when that piece of wood becomes fire, when the spark lights up the darkness. 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. There are shades of Duras, Nabokov, and Barthes in the intensely living heart of this magnificent novel. * L'Express * A brief, intense read... compulsive... seductive prose. -- Lara Feigel * Guardian * A story of desire and desolation. -- Kim Willsher * Guardian * [All About Sarah] moves impressively from the chaos and noise of love, to silence and solitude, like a spun coin settling. -- John Self * Observer * Pauline Delabroy-Allard (Author) Pauline Delabroy-Allard was born in 1988, and lives in Paris. All About Sarah is her debut novel. Adriana Hunter (Translator) Adriana Hunter has translated some eighty books, mostly works of literary fiction. She won the 2011 Scott-Moncrieff Prize for her translation of Veronique Olmi's Beside the Sea, and was twice shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She lives in Kent, England. 12032020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 14.99 0.00 14.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 12032020 24 BERT GARD Y

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

It's all about Sarah, her mysterious beauty, Sarah the impetuous, Sarah the passionate, Sarah the sulphurous, it's all about the exact moment when the match flares, the exact moment when that piece of wood becomes fire, when the spark lights up the darkness.

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.

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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date12 Mar 2020
FormatHardback
Pages176
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