The narrator of Sans Moi is a working single mother struggling to bring up her two young children. Olivia is a recovering drug addict and onetime prostitute who desperately needs a job. When Oliviaâ€”on the face of it a highly unsuitable babysitterâ€”moves in, trailing her chaotic past behind her, their lives collide with unexpected results. In the year they live together, companionship, intimacy, and humor create a friendship full of vitality and mutual respectâ€”as well as something of a family life. Marie Desplechin details this emotional terrain with delicate grace and irony. At once desperate and hopeful, Sans Moi explores the nature of friendship and the complicated dynamics of learning how to love and be loved.
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MARIE DESPLECHIN was born in 1959 in Roubaix, Northern France and studied literature and journalism. She is the author of a short-story collection, Trop Sensibles (to be published by Granta Books later in 2000), and a children's novel. Will Hobson is a contributing editor to Granta Magazine.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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