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The Little Girl on the Ice Floe

By Adélaïde Bon

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A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape: a valuable voice for the #MeToo conversation

A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape: a valuable voice for the #MeToo conversation

She is a pretty, blonde child, from a perfectly bourgeois background. She lives in the 16th arrondissement, a wealthy and quiet neighbourhood of Paris. She is loved by her parents and siblings, spends weekends and holidays in the countryside, loves school, has lots of friends.

And then, one sunny day, when she is nine years old, a strange man follows her as she walks the short distance home. He follows her down the street, through the door into her building, up the stairs, and everything changes forever.

Her parents do everything doting parents should to help their daughter. But then silence falls. A veil is drawn over that part of her childhood, and life is supposed to go on.

Except, of course, it doesn't.

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  • ISBN: 9780857059543
  • Publication date: 18 Apr 2019
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
Life itself is in these pages: in this candid, poetic style there is storytelling of real quality — Leïla Slimani, Le Monde
At a time when the words of victims of sexual violence are breaking free, this testimony entrances with its political scope and cerebral quality — Pauline Leduc, Livres Hebdo
A heartrending and precious account. Rare and essential. — Nedjma van Egmond, Marianne
Magnificently written, the shocking story of a long recovery — Francois Aubel, Figaro
Adélaïde Bon takes hold of this painful subject and delivers, with remarkable perspective and finesse, the pathos-free account of her pain and trauma. A heart-breaking book — Adeline Fleury, Parisien
It's her first book, and it hits hard — Mohammed Aissaoui, Figaro
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