Adele (Slimani)

Leila Slimani, 2019
Penguin Publishing
240 pp.

From the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny—one of the 10 Best Books of the Year of The New York Times Book Review—her prizewinning novel about a sex-addicted woman in Paris

She wants only one thing: to be wanted.

Adele appears to have the perfect life: She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a beautiful apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son.

But underneath the surface, she is bored—and consumed by an insatiable need for sex.

Driven less by pleasure than compulsion, Adele organizes her day around her extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

Suspenseful, erotic, and electrically charged, Adele is a captivating exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman's quest to feel alive. (From the publisher.)

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