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A short novel in free verse that invents the life of Grâce, the rotting corpse evoked by Baudelaire in the poem Une charogne. She would have been, in turn, a prostitute, a seamstress, a surgeon, an abortionist and a serial killer before her body was abandoned for all to see.
Clémentine Beauvais writes and translates, mainly for children’s publishing. She is notably the author of Petites reines and Songe à la douceur for Sarbacane Editions. She has translated numerous novels by Elizabeth Acevedo, Sarah Crossan, as well as novels by Meg Rosoff and J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog. Her books have won multiple national and international awards. She is also a research professor at the University of York, England.