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About the Author

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French-Moroccan Leila Slimani is the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce), which sold 600,000 copies in its first year of publication, making Slimani the most-read author in France in 2016. It was for this novel that she was awarded France’s Prix Goncourt, and she became the second Moroccan and the twelfth woman to receive the prestigious award. Her first novel, Adèle (Dans le jardin de l’ogre), was given the La Mamounia Literary Prize. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights, Slimani is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture.








About Adèle

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Driven less by pleasure than compulsion, Adèle organizes her day around her extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making. Suspenseful, erotic, and electrically charged, Adèle is a captivating exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman’s quest to feel alive.

About The Perfect Nanny

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A #1 international bestseller and winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, motherhood, and madness—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

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