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MY HEART HEMMED IN (Marie NDiaye)

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By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781931883627
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Published: Two Lines Press - July 11th, 2017

Marie NDiaye’s MY HEART HEMMED IN is extraordinary: an original and suspenseful novel that exposes all that is monstrous and ugly in the way that we regard those around us -- our tendency to harbor suspicions, judgments and prejudices against people we do not want or even try, to understand. Ndiaye takes us inside the disturbing mind of Nadia, her unforgettable protagonist, with writing that is arresting; the tension, immediately palpable, builds steadily. The temptation to turn the pages quickly is great but the prose is so fine that you will want to savor it. With its unsettling atmosphere reminiscent of Doris Lessing’s THE FIFTH CHILD, NDiaye’s brilliant novel obtains pride of place with the very best literary horror. MY HEART HEMMED IN is a morality tale for our times.