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by Delphine de Vigan

Loyalties Synopsis

From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club Pick No and Me. Adults are as lost as the children they should be protecting, in this compelling exploration of the destructive secrets and loyalties that are kept behind closed doors 'Packs a hefty emotional punch. It reminded me of Leila Slimani's terrific Lullaby' Bookseller 'Narrated with punch and pace. You're kept reading helplessly to the desperate cliffhanger finish' Daily Mail Thirteen-year-old Theo and his friend Mathis have a secret. Their teacher, Helene, suspects something is not right with Theo and becomes obsessed with rescuing him, casting aside her professionalism to the point of no return. Cecile, mother of Mathis, discovers something horrifying on her husband's computer that makes her question whether she has ever truly known him. Respectable facades are peeled away as the four stories wind tighter and tighter together, pulling into a lean and darkly gripping novel of loneliness, lies and loyalties.

Loyalties Press Reviews

The latest literary sensation * Daily Telegraph * Delphine de Vigan coils these stories together in a taut, intense novel of secrets, lies and the unknowable depths of others * Tatler * Delphine de Vigan's dark family thrillers are a cult sensation * i Weekend * One of the finest writers of psychological fiction in France today * France Magazine * Short and achingly affecting * Saga Magazine * De Vigan's sure grasp of the trauma that comes with abuse and the horrible dilemmas that build up around seeking help make this noteworthy fiction * i * It's a deceptively simple novel, an impression enhanced by the unfussy prose, shorn of literary flourish or artifice, but a powerful, thought-provoking one * Country & Town House * Frighteningly honest, precise and thrilling -- Praise for 'Based on a True Story', Julie Myerson * Observer * The novel casts a spell of enchantment ... Utterly brilliant -- Praise for 'Based on a True Story' * Spectator *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526601995
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Delphine de Vigan

Delphine de Vigan is the prize-winning author of bestselling No and Me, which was a Richard & Judy selection in Britain, Nothing Holds Back the Night, Underground Time and Based on a True Story. She lives in Paris. George Miller is the translator into English of all four of Delphine de Vigan's titles. He is also a regular translator for Le Monde diplomatique's English-language edition.

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