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Tout ce qu’elle croit
Anne Lauricella

At first, the portrait is idyllic and the family, perfect. But cracks soon begin to appear. The omnipotent and omnipresent father rules every detail of the lives of his wife and two children, especially his darling daughter, whose only goal in life is to deserve his love. She never stumbles, on her path to perfection.

Until the day when, as an older teen, she realizes that his stranglehold over her life might be toxic. And that it contains a danger that threatens her moral and physical integrity, and perhaps her very existence.

Told elliptically and with restraint, Everything She Believes is the story of a woman’s healing after years of being subjected to incest within the framework of a supposedly 'perfect' family. The powerful and subtle writing is magnificently suited to this portrait of a determined woman who draws on music and art, as well her own inner resources, to find the strength to reinvent herself.

This first novel portrays with both subtlety and insight the life of a little girl living under the sway of a father she believes is perfect. As a woman, she decides to deconstruct those lies, sifting through her childhood memories page after page in an attempt both to understand and to find the strength she needs to heal herself after suffering the abuse of incest.

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  • Publication date : 06/02/2020
  • Size : 14 x 18 cm, 288 p., 18,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03288-6
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