Strike Your Heart

Strike Your Heart

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ISBN-13: 9781609454852
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 166,132
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Amélie Nothomb was born in Japan to Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Since her debut on the French literary scene, she has published a novel a year, every year. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and been awarded numerous prizes including the French Academy’s 1999 Grand Prix for the Novel, the René-Fallet, Alain-Fournier, and Jean-Giono prizes.

Alison Anderson 's translations for Europa Editions include novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb, and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. She is the translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa, 2008) and The Life of the Elves (Europa, 2016), both by Muriel Barbery.

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Strike Your Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BonnieMcCune 10 days ago
Learning from Painful Experience: Written with such delicate nuances and so finely drawn, Nothomb can eliminate the multitude of pages other writers might need to tell a similar story. This book was my introduction to a well known French novelist. Exquisite, the story of a woman from infancy to mid-30s as she struggles with—then wins over—neglect, disrespect, frustration, lack of love—to become a successful surgeon and close friend of another who might otherwise fall into the same patterns she fought. No real sexual or physical abuse, but lots of mental and emotional turmoil help us to become an intimate of Diane’s and experience her place in the world and self. This should go on every person’s bookshelf who has lived through a thoughtful, even if painful, childhood and young adulthood.