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Ladivine

By Marie NDiaye

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The spellbinding new novel by the Goncourt-winning, International Booker-shortlisted author of Three Strong Women
Biographical Notes

Marie NDiaye was born in France in 1967. She published her first novel at seventeen, and has won the Prix Femina (Rosie Carpe in 2001) and the Prix Goncourt (Three Strong Women, 2009). Her play Papa Doit Manger has been taken into the repertoire of the Comédie Française. In 2007, after the election of Nicolas Sarkozy, NDiaye left France with her family to live in Berlin.

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  • ISBN: 9781848666047
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
A haunting, melancholy and immaculately translated novel, a thing of beauty for ugly times. — Alex Preston, The Observer
A brave, unusual book — Catherine Humble, Times Literary Supplement
A haunting, powerful new voice in French literature, providing an intriguing, beguiling experience for English readers. — Mika Provata-Carlone, Bookanista
Ladivine is a wonder indeed ... like a saga that you never want to end because each page reveals new riches. — Claire Devarrieux, Libération
A sumptuously written novel by a writer at the height of her powers. — Télérama
With its unique phrasing, slow, multi-layered, and each sentence an absolute necessity, Ladivine is a new delight — Didier Jacob, BiblioObs
In this unique book, Marie NDiaye displays tough, brittle lives in majestic style. — Maria Schottenius, Dagens Nyheter
This strangely hypnotic novel exudes anguish and loneliness. Marie NDiaye, writes profoundly disturbing novels in such riveting prose that one cannot look away. — Library Journal
Ladivine is a real jewel... impeccable craftsmanship, refined phrasing that swirls with description, and a bewitching story. All of the author's talents are on display here. — Marianne Payot, Express
Marie NDiaye's new novel is magnificent. A mesmerising dive into the chaos in the lineage of three women. — LaLibreBelgique
A melancholy modern fable ... NDiaye reveals only as much reality as she wants to at any given moment-and therein lies her magic. — Kirkus Review
Sadness, regret, and insidious dread permeate every page of this beautifully crafted, relentless novel. — Publishers Weekly
With this novel, Marie NDiaye proves that she is a majestic storyteller and a deft weaver of literary universes. — Tilman Krause, Die Welt
The real strengths of NDiaye are her ability to plumb the depths of a character's psychology and her cool but uncompromising dissection of their entire nature. — Ulrike Baureithel, Der Freitag
NDiaye's manner of writing has often been compared to Proust ... Here she has created a world of mystery, dreams, and sensuality in a very controlled style. — Adele King, World Literature Today
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