The Country of Others: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)Leila Slimani (author)
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Set amidst Morocco’s postwar struggle for independence, Slimani’s deft, evocative novel traces the fortunes of Mathilde, a passionate French woman railing against the patriarchal oppression of her new husband’s countrymen.
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Alsace, 1944. Mathilde finds herself falling deeply in love with Amine Belhaj, a Moroccan soldier billeted in her town fighting for the French. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves her country to follow her new husband to Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman.
Suffocated by the heat of the Moroccan climate, by her loneliness on the farm, by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner and by their lack of money, Mathilde grows restless.
As violence broods and Morocco's own struggle for independence grows daily, Mathilde and Amine's refusal to take sides sees them and their family at odds with their own desire for freedom. How can Mathilde - a woman whose life is dominated by the decisions of men - hold her family together in a world that is being torn apart?
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 24 mm
'Leila Slimani is one of literary France's brightest stars.' - The Times
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This novel is a total shift from Slimani’s previous modern edgy ones. Essentially it is a tragic story of a passionate war romance between Mathilde, a French girl, and Amine, a Moroccan soldier fighting for the French... More
“An engrossing story... can't wait for the next book in the trilogy.”
ull disclosure, I loved Leila Slimani’s previous book “Lullaby” so was thrilled to have the opportunity to read her latest novel “The Country of Others”. It tells the story of Mathilde a young French woman who... More
“Politically charged family drama”
Having previously read Lullaby I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, I struggled to stay engaged with the story and didn’t enjoy this half as much.
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