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Heloise is Bald

Émilie de Turckheim


PUBLISHED: 12th March 2015
ISBN: 9780224097857
ANNOTATION:
This strange, uneasy love story follows Heloise as she attempts to seduce the silver-tongued Doctor Lawrence Calvagh. But Lawrence is not all he appears, and while Heloise begins injuring herself so that he will stitch her back together, every other woman in her family also seems to be under his spell.
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PUBLISHED: 12th March 2015
ISBN: 9780224097857
ANNOTATION:
This strange, uneasy love story follows Heloise as she attempts to seduce the silver-tongued Doctor Lawrence Calvagh. But Lawrence is not all he appears, and while Heloise begins injuring herself so that he will stitch her back together, every other woman in her family also seems to be under his spell.

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This strange, uneasy love story follows Heloise as she attempts to seduce the silver-tongued Doctor Lawrence Calvagh. But Lawrence is not all he appears, and while Heloise begins injuring herself so that he will stitch her back together, every other woman in her family also seems to be under his spell.

Publisher Description

She is seven months old. She is bald. She is wearing red nail varnish. She is in love.This strange, uneasy love story follows Heloise as she attempts to seduce the silver-tongued Doctor Lawrence Calvagh. A man forty years her senior, who may love her too. But Lawrence is not all he appears, and while Heloise begins injuring herself so that he will stitch her back together, every other woman in her family also seems to be under his spell.Reaching from the elegant salons of Paris to the golden sands of Corsica, the mountains of Algeria to the art galleries of New York, this subversive novel examines love at its most shocking and violent. And in Heloise, as baby, nymphet, teenage mother, celebrated photographer, and wife, we have a truly provocative heroine.

Author Biography

milie de Turckheim was born in Lyon in 1980. She is the author of six novels, including Chute libre, for which she won the 2007 Vocation Prize.

Review

"It is a complete delight to encounter fiction that knows the rules but disobeys them so stylishly. Emilie de Turckheim's writing is as lively, surprising and transgressive as Heloise herself." -- Michele Roberts Independent

Product Details

Author
Émilie de Turckheim
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0224097857
ISBN-13
9780224097857
Media
Book
Publication Date
2015-03-12
Pages
224
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
French
Short Title
HAELOIISE IS BALD
Language
English
Translator
Sophie Lewis
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Vintage Publishing