‘A remarkable novel very well translated’…


Marie is happy. She has a husband whom she adores and she’s easily pleased by the smaller things in life – the drag of a cigarette, a hotel balcony, the scattering of light across the sea.

But while on holiday, she spots a young man lying on the beach and is instantly drawn to him. Their connection develops into a passionate and intense love affair, opening a window into Marie’s untapped desires. As she explores the vibrant immediacy of her yearnings, Marie begins to see her entire world anew.

Read the Guardian review of Marie here