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Julia ScheeresA paranoid monologue in the voice of Suzanne, a middle-aged secretary at a Parisian advertising agency, the book goes from mildly amusing to chilling in 119 delectable pages. What throws Suzanne into such a tizzy is the arrival of a new secretary…Salvayre, who has a degree in psychiatry, pulls off the tricky feat of making the reader empathize equally with tormentor and tormentee…If the idea of living inside the head of a manic shrew seems tedious, this deliciously dark little desk drama is not for you. It will not transport you with gorgeous prose or imagery. It may, conversely, put you on edge. Especially the exquisite ending.
—The New York Times