Vengeance is mine : [a novel]
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
ISBN
9780593534243, 0593534247
Status
Broadview Public Library District - Stacks
FIC NDI
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Broadview Public Library District - StacksFIC NDIOn Shelf
LocationCall NumberStatus
Batavia Public Library District - Adult FictionFIC NDiaye, MarieOn Shelf
Bensenville Community Public Library District - New FictionNDIAYEChecked out
Bloomingdale Public Library - New BooksF NDIOn Shelf
Downers Grove Public Library - Lobby - AdultFICTION NDIAYE, M.On Shelf
Forest Park Public Library - StacksFIC NDIAYEOn Shelf
Show All Copies

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
223 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780593534243, 0593534247

Notes

General Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
General Note
"Originally published in France as La vengeance m'appartient by Gallimard, Paris, in 2021."
General Note
Subtitle from cover.
Description
"The heroine of Marie NDiaye’s new novel is Maître Susane, a quiet middle-aged lawyer living a modest existence in Bordeaux, known to all as a consummate and unflappable professional. But when Gilles Principaux shows up at her office asking her to defend his wife, who is accused of a horrific crime, Maître Susane begins to crack. She seems to remember having been alone with him in her youth for a significant event, one her mind obsesses over but can’t quite reconstruct. Who is this Gilles Principaux? And why would he come to her, a run-of-the-mill lawyer, for such an important trial? While this mystery preoccupies Maître Susane, at home she is increasingly concerned about Sharon, her faithful but peculiar housekeeper. Sharon arrived from Mauritius with her husband and children, and she lacks legal residency in France. But while Maître Susane has generously offered Sharon her professional services, the housekeeper always finds ways to evade her, claiming the marriage certificate Maître Susane requires is being held hostage. Is Sharon being honest with Maître Susane, or is something more sinister going on? Told in a slow seethe recalling the short novels of Elena Ferrante and the psychological richness of Patricia Highsmith’s work, Vengeance Is Mine is a dreamlike portrait of a woman afflicted by failing memories and a tortured uncertainty about her own past that threatens to become her undoing." -- dust jacket

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

NDiaye, M., & Stump, J. (2023). Vengeance is mine: [a novel] (First American edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

NDiaye, Marie and Jordan Stump. 2023. Vengeance Is Mine: [a Novel]. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

NDiaye, Marie and Jordan Stump. Vengeance Is Mine: [a Novel] Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

NDiaye, Marie,, and Jordan Stump. Vengeance Is Mine: [a Novel] First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.