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A psychological thriller set in Southern France. Brunet has followed on from the success of "the Summer of Reckoning" with this magnificent portrait of a woman and a mother.

A beautiful and often poetic tale that is unflinching about social and personal violence. Set in Marseilles, this is the story of Vanda, a beautiful woman in her thirties, arms covered in tats, skin so dark that some take her for a North African. Devoted to her six-year-old son Noé, they live in a derelict shed by the beach.

She had wanted to be an artist; she is now a cleaner in a psychiatric hospital. But Vanda is happy living alone, like a mama bear with her cub. "The two of them against the world", as she says. Everything changes when Simon, the father of her son, surfaces in Marseilles. He had left Vanda seven years earlier, not knowing that she was pregnant. When Simon demands custody of his son, Vanda's suppressed rage threatens to explode. The tension becomes unbearable, both parents fully capable of extreme violence.

Author: Brunet Marion
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Published: 04/19/2022
Pages: 276
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 5.00h x 7.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781913394653

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/07/2022
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