Die, My Love
Ariana Harwicz, Sarah Moses, Carolina Orloff
In a patch of dilapidated French countryside, a woman struggles with the demons of her multitudinous internal conflicts. Embracing exclusion, yet desiring to belong, craving freedom whilst feeling trapped, yearning for family life and simultaneously wanting to burn the entire facade down.
Man Booker International Prize 2018 --Longlist Best Translated Book Award 2020--Finalist Republic of Consciousness Prize 2018 --Shortlist Society of Authors Valle Inclan Prize 2018 --Shortlist Internationaler Literaturpreis 2019 (Germany) --Shortlist "the over-all effect is exacting.... And yet "Die, My Love" isn't truly beholden to plot. The thrill is in the human as animal, and even as parasite. " --The New Yorker "A touch of David Lynch." --The Guardian "Unrestrained and unadorned, Harwicz's writing has a wild beauty.... A portrait of motherhood, passion, and mental illness that cuts to the bone." --Kirkus Reviews "We are used to female narrators who occupy one of several familiar niches: blandly 'likeable', 'flawed', or pathological; murderers or abusers who are profiled with just enough sympathy to make us feel humane as we judge them. Harwicz takes us somewhere more profound and forces us to confront the thought that these easy fictional 'explanations' are specious. Lurking inside all of us is the potential for horror." --Hari Kunzru
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