Strike Your Heart

byAmelie NothombTranslated byAlison Anderson

September 21, 2018|
Strike Your Heart by Amelie Nothomb
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This coming of age novel by the acclaimed Belgian author is “a disarmingly simple yet deeply complex study of a mother-daughter relationship” (The Washington Post).

One of theWashington Post’s 50 Notable Works of fiction in 2018

Marie is the prettiest girl in her provincial high school, and dating the most popular boy in town. She is the envy of all her peers—and she loves it. But when she gives birth to Diane, things begin to change. Diane steals the hearts of all who meet her, inciting nothing but jealousy in her mother.
This is Diane’s story. Young and brilliant, she grows up learning about life through her relationships with other women: her best friend, the sweet Ãlisabeth; her mentor, the selfish Olivia; her sister, the beloved Célia; and, of course, her mother. It is a story about the baser sentiments that often animate human relations: rivalry, jealousy, distrust.
Revered throughout Europe, Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb has won numerous prizes, including the French Academy’s Grand Prix. InStrike Your Heart, she offers a telling adult fable about womanhood and the mother-daughter bond.

Amelie Nothomb was born in Japan to Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Since her debut on the French literary scene, she has published a novel a year, every year. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. Her books have been translated int...
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Title:Strike Your Heart
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.45 in
Published:September 21, 2018
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609454852

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