All About Sarah
Pauline Delabroy-Allard, Adriana Hunter
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.
‘All About Sarah moves impressively from the chaos and noise of love, to silence and solitude, like a spun coin settling’ Observer
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 *
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