by Marie Darrieussecq

Published by: Text Publishing Company

272 pages, 6.00 x 9.75 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781925240917
  • Published: October 2016


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'As a chronicle of the humiliations and occasional joys of loving someone whose own feelings are more feels queasily accurate...A sometimes biting, often sharply observed take on a relationship one would surely rather read about than be part of.'—Kirkus'[Readers will] find themselves enchanted by Darrieussecq’s silken, dreamy prose and this sly exploration of female desire and interracial couplings.'—Booklist'There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.'—Times
'Anyone who has experienced heartbreak will relate but should beware because this is a moody, powerful book.'—The Age

Solange is thirty-something, a mediocre actress, and not a great mother. In Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness—in Africa.

Solange follows her man to Africa, determined to play a main role in both his film and his affections. But nothing goes to plan in this witty examination of romance, movie-making and clichés about race relations. After all, there's no guarantee you'll be loved by the one you love.