• « Quand tu prononces un mot comme celui-ci, tu ne peux plus faire marche arrière. Fais comme s'il ne s'était rien passé. C'est plus simple comme ça. Plus simple pour toi. »
    Emma a dix-huit ans, c'est la plus jolie fille du lycée. En plus d'être belle, elle est pleine d'espoir en l'avenir. Cette nuit-là, il y a une fête, et tous les regards sont braqués sur elle.
    Le lendemain matin, ses parents la retrouvent inanimée devant la maison. Elle ne se souvient de rien. Tous les autres sont au courant. Les photographies prises au cours de la soirée dévoilent en détail ce qu'Emma a subi. Mais parfois, les gens refusent de voir ce qu'ils ont sous les yeux. Et si la vie d'Emma est brisée, c'est peut-être parce qu'elle l'a bien cherché.
    Un roman indispensable et puissant qui dénonce la culture du viol.
    Nommé livre de l'année à l'Irish Book Awards de 2015
    « Courageux et incroyablement bien mené. » - Irish Times
    « Lecteurs, il est temps de prendre son courage à deux mains. Le roman de Louise O'Neill a de quoi faire peur, mais il est aussi fascinant qu'essentiel. » - New York Times
    « Un roman essentiel, à mettre entre toutes les mains. » - The Guardian
    « Un livre foudroyant, éclairant et incontournable sur la culture du viol. » - Elle

  • 'A soul-shattering novel that will leave your emotions raw. This story will haunt me forever. Everyone should read it' Guardian In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night . . . Now, she's an embarrassment. Now, she's just a slut. Now, she is nothing.And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.

  • 'A bold, uncompromising depiction of obsessive love' MARIAN KEYES'O'Neill is a vital and necessary presence in contemporary literature and we are lucky to have her' SARAH PERRY'A real, raw story . . . Louise O'Neill will once again connect to the secret, intimate places of readers' minds and lives' CECELIA AHERNWhen Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.So it doesn't matter that he's twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job.But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt.Isn't it?

  • Freida and isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions - wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative - life as a concubine - is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty - her only asset - in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. freida must fight for her future - even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known...

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