An outstanding prize winning, best-selling French novel. "An unbearable and magnificent novel - on how the ocean of literature breaks against the silence of childhood", Le Nouvel Observateur
Pierre Peju (Author) Pierre Peju, writer, philosopher and director of studies at the International College of Philosophy, has written several books. The Girl from the Chartreuse met with an exceptional critical and commercial success in France. Ina Rilke (Translator) Ina Rilke is the translator of novels by WF Hermans, Cees Nooteboom, Pierre Peju, Dai Sijie, Hafid Bouazza, Margriet de Moor, Arthur Japin and Erwin Mortier. She won the Vondel Prize for translation from the Dutch and the Scott Moncrieff Prize for translation from the French.
'Peju's real subject is literature itself...Peju treads a fine line between pretension and profundity, layering his text with many others from the Gospels to Becket and Borges, but his own words, weighed against theirs, are rarely found wanting.' * Independent on Sunday *