Emmanuelle Pagano was born in Rodez (Aveyron) in 1969. Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and she has won multiple awards for her writing, including the EU Prize for Literature and the French Ecology Novel Prize. This is her second book published in English.
`Pagano succeeds because of the range of her insight and the skill with which she shifts register: from wistfulness to blunt force, or from fantasy to naturalism.' CHRIS POWER, THE GUARDIAN `Endlessly beautiful and poignant.' LE MONDE BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012 `Devastatingly beautiful.' LE SOIR, BELGIUM