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Longlisted for The 2014 overseas IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

From Marie NDiaye, the 1st black girl to win the Prix Goncourt, a harrowing and gorgeous novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France.
The tale of 3 ladies who say no: Norah, a French-born attorney who unearths herself in Senegal, summoned through her estranged father to avoid wasting one other sufferer of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a happy existence as a instructor in Dakar to keep on with her boyfriend again to France, the place his melancholy and dislocation poison every thing; and Khady, a penniless widow positioned out through her husband's family members with not anything however the identify of cousin in France. As those 3 lives intertwine, each one lady manages an outstanding feat of self-preservation opposed to those that have made themselves the fastest-growing and most-reviled humans in Europe. In Marie NDiaye's gorgeous narration we see the development during which usual ladies observe unimagined reserves of power.

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He obtained out of the auto and threw himself at the grass. The earth was once cool and smelled of damp clay. under the influence of alcohol with happiness, he rolled round a piece. Then he stretched out and lay on his again together with his palms crossed above his head, and turning his face towards the sunlight screwed up his eyes and during the slits checked out the white trunks and their tiny silvery leaves turning reddish. “There was once little need, Fanta …” It used to be firstly just a black spot between others excessive above him within the milky sky. Then he heard, and well-known, its competitive, sour shriek and, while he observed it diving towards him, learned it had famous him, too. He leaped to his ft, jumped within the automobile, and slammed the door simply because the buzzard landed at the roof. He may possibly listen its claws scraping at the steel. He switched at the ignition and rammed the stick shift into opposite. He observed the buzzard fly off and land on one of many center branches of a poplar. Tall and inflexible, it checked out him askance, its mottled eye jam-packed with risk. He did a three-point flip and drove away alongside the song as speedy as he might. the warmth was once stifling. He was once in ache. used to be he ever now, he puzzled, was once he ever now going with a view to get out of his motor vehicle with out the vindictive fowl pursuing him relentlessly over his outdated misdeeds? And what might have occurred if he hadn’t been made acutely aware, accurately in this day, of his prior misdemeanors? could the buzzard have seemed, wouldn't it have made itself identified? It’s so unfair, he stated to himself, near to tears. whilst he arrived on the little tuition, the youngsters have been popping out in their study rooms, which have been all located at the flooring ground. one by one every one door was once flung broad and, as though they’d been urgent up opposed to it to strength it open, the kids tumbled out onto the playground, impressive a bit, taking a look relatively frantic as they squinted within the golden gentle of the past due afternoon. Rudy obtained out of the auto and seemed up on the sky. Reassured in the meanwhile, he went as much as the gate. in the middle of the youngsters who, at a distance, all looked as if it would glance alike, to such an volume that they couldn’t learn aside yet shaped a mass made of an analogous person improved bizarrely repeatedly over, he famous Djibril, although, together with his chestnut hair, gaily coloured T-shirt, and footwear, he differed little from the rest—that baby used to be, of all of the others, his baby, and he famous him without delay. He referred to as out, “Hey, Djibril! ” The boy stopped in his tracks, and his wide-open, giggling mouth closed instantaneously. Feeling harm and uneasy, Rudy observed his son’s energetic, lively good points freeze with nervousness the instant he stuck sight of the guy status in the back of the gate and all desire that it wasn’t his father’s voice evaporated. Rudy waved to him. even as he scrutinized the sky and above the noises within the playground attempted to capture the sound of a potential curse. Djibril stared at him. He rotated intentionally and started to run. Rudy referred to as out to him back, however the boy paid not more brain than if he’d noticeable a stranger on the gate.

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