The Little Girl On The Ice Floe by Adelaide BonThe Little Girl On The Ice Floe by Adelaide Bon

The Little Girl On The Ice Floe

byAdelaide BonTranslated byTina Kover

Paperback | March 29, 2019

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When Adelaide's parents find her mute and unable to explain why she is crying, they bring her to the police station and file a complaint against X" for sexual assault. Adelaide grows up without showing any outward signs of damage. As a teen and then as an outwardly cheerful young woman, she suffers in silence, battling her demons alone. Twenty-three years later, Adelaide receives a call from the juvenile squad. An investigator has reopened the classified case of "the electrician" and DNA analysis points to a man known to the police as a serial burglar. He is subsequently charged with assaulting 72 minors between 1983 and 2003, and it is suspected that he has hurt hundreds of others who never filed complaints. In the spring of 2016, at the Paris city court, along with 18 other women, Adelaide confronts the rapist who destroyed her life. In precise and delicate prose, with poise and passion, Adelaide Bon tells a story that is both terrifying and all too common. ThisFrench bestseller is critical reading for all."
Adelaide Bon is an actress and writer. The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her debut. Tina Kover's published works include the Modern Library translation of Georges by Alexandre Dumas pere, The Black City by George Sand (Carroll & Graf), and Maurice G. Dantec's Cosmos Incorporated and Grand Junction . In 2009 she received a Nati...
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Title:The Little Girl On The Ice FloeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:March 29, 2019Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609455150

ISBN - 13:9781609455156

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Praise for The Little Girl on the Ice Floe A work of public service that should be read to politicians, judges, and lawyers so they can understand." - Francois Busnel, La Grande librairie"It's an unsettling autobiographical tale, at times punishing to read, but with a literary strength that lifts it high above a simple survivor's account." - Livres Hebdo"Brilliant and visceral, [Bon's] writing unearths her deepest ruins with an urgency that befits the story. Running a relay race in which the devastated child she was hands off to the thousands of little girls and women in the world who have been victims of rape, Adelaide Bon finds the right pace, ethereal yet determined. She tears the language of assurance to shreds, cuts through the fog of forgetting, lifts this story up with the force of her poetic vision and crosses the finish line: recovery. For her, recovery is at once a precious literary trophy, revenge against her own destiny, and a magical word with which she hopes others can find peace." - Telerama"A thrilling autobiographical tale. [... ] Much more than a 'simple' story of resilience, The Little Girl on the Ice Floe renders with surgical precision, the ebb and flow of what experts call 'traumatic memory.'" - L'Express"Something in this book transcends the author's story to speak of the threats that weigh on the female sex, the violence against these bodies." - Slate"