Anicette was the youngest, the pretty doll pampered by her family. Until the day she was caught committing the most unspeakable of sins: putting her hand on her body, caressing herself. As a little girl who became a lost girl, she was chased away from her family and condemned to grow up within the walls of the “institution”. It is there that nuns try to chase away the vice from the bodies and minds of these lost girls. Those whose mothers are prostitutes, those born of unknown fathers, those whose bodies do not resemble what is expected of a woman... And if faith is not enough, it is perhaps in Paris, in the hands of doctors that these children will have to be taken.
A novel built on a historical background that has been ignored, Fille perdue tells us about a time when morality and science combined their efforts to maintain the yoke on women’s bodies.