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Ladivine / Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump.

NDiaye, Marie (Author). Stump, Jordan, 1959- (translator.).
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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385351881 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0385351887 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Summary, etc.:
After a woman, Clarisse, is murdered on a trip to visit her mother in Bordeaux, her daughter tries to uncover what happened to her with the help of a brown dog who appears to have taken in the spirit of the deceased.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    After a woman, Clarisse, is murdered on a trip to visit her mother in Bordeaux, her daughter tries to uncover what happened to her with the help of a brown dog, who appears to have taken in the spirit of the deceased.
  • Baker & Taylor
    After a woman, Clarisse, is murdered on a trip to visit her mother in Bordeaux, her daughter tries to uncover what happened to her with the help of a brown dog who appears to have taken in the spirit of the deceased.
  • Random House, Inc.
    From the hugely acclaimed author of Three Strong Women—“a masterpiece of narrative ingenuity and emotional extremes” (The New York Times)—here is a harrowing and subtly crafted novel of a woman captive to a secret shame.

    On the first Tuesday of every month, Clarisse Rivière leaves her husband and young daughter and secretly takes the train to Bordeaux to visit her mother, Ladivine. Just as Clarisse’s husband and daughter know nothing of Ladivine, Clarisse herself has hidden nearly every aspect of her adult life from this woman, whom she dreads and despises but also pities. Long ago abandoned by Clarisse’s father, Ladivine works as a housecleaner and has no one but her daughter, whom she knows as Malinka.

    After more than twenty-five years of this deception, the idyllic middle-class existence Clarisse has built from scratch can no longer survive inside the walls she’s put up to protect it. Her untold anguish leaves her cold and guarded, her loved ones forever trapped outside, looking in. When her husband, Richard, finally leaves her, Clarisse finds comfort in the embrace of a volatile local man, Freddy Moliger. With Freddy, she finally feels reconciled to, or at least at ease with, her true self. But this peace comes at a terrible price. Clarisse will be brutally murdered, and it will be left to her now-grown daughter, who also bears the name Ladivine without knowing why, to work out who her mother was and what happened to her.

    A mesmerizing and heart-stopping psychological tale of a trauma that ensnares three generations of women, Ladivine proves Marie NDiaye to be one of Europe’s great storytellers.

    Translated from the French by Jordan Stump

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