Carine Joaquim

Nos corps étrangers

Our Foreign Bodies

January 7, 2021
Novel
288 pages
140 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782358877244
978-2-3588-7724-4
Carine Joaquim, Nos corps étrangers
Carine Joaquim, Nos corps étrangers

A sensitive and disturbing first novel of great psychological finesse.

When Elisabeth and Stéphane move away from Paris to suburb with their daughter Maëva, they are convinced that they are starting a new life. A big house that will allow them to start again on a good footing; to save their relationship, to finally make old dreams come true, to find happiness and a carefree life again. But is it so simple to recreate bonds that no longer exist, to forget betrayals? What if it is outside this family, with others, that everyone has to find a reason to live.

In her first novel, Carine Joaquim explores the mechanics of minds and bodies, the nascent passions and destroyed relationships, misunderstandings and secret hopes that set these lives ablaze.

The author

Born in 1976 in Paris where she grew up, Carine Joaquim now lives in the Paris region and teaches history-geography. Though she has always written, over the last six years that she has devoted herself to it ardently.
Our Foreign Bodies is her first published novel.

Strong points

A strong and dark story about the implosion of a family.

Portraits of women and teenage girls in every nuance.

January 7, 2021
Novel
288 pages
140 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782358877244
978-2-3588-7724-4