Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781787702769 Category:

A Beast in Paradise

Cecile Coulon, Tina Kover

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781787702769 Category:
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A haunting novel about a lineage of women possessed by their land

Emilienne’s life is Paradise, her isolated farm at the end of a winding path. After the sudden death of her daughter and son-in-law, this is where she farms alone, with her courage and her land as her only resources, along with her two little grandchildren: Blanche and Gabriel. As seasons pass, Blanche grows older and develops an even stronger connection to her home and the generations of women who have guarded it, like her mother and grandmother before her. When she meets Alexandre, Blanche falls into a devastatingly deep love from which she can never recover. Alexandre, devoured by his ambition, wishes to move to the city to make a name for himself, while the passion Blanche dedicates to Paradise dominates her completely. Almost immediately, their differences become irreconcilable, tearing their worlds apart.

Years later, when Alexandre shows up once again on her doorstep, ingratiating himself back into her life, Blanche believes that now she can finally be happy again. But all is not what it seems when there is darkness lurking at every corner-and Blanche would do anything to protect Paradise.

Publisher Review

"Cecile Coulon's new novel gives an enthralling voice to the rural world." * La Croix * "A fierce tale of love, madness, and possession." -- Xavier Houssin * Le Monde des livres *

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