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ISBN
9781913547127

Publication date
22nd April 2021

RRP
£8.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
176pp

Translator
Helen Weaver

Territory

WEL

BIC category
FF, FFL, FH, FYT

US publication date
9th July 2021

US RRP
$15.95

Category

Trap for Cinderella

(Piège pour Cendrillon)

£8.99

An unsettling and atmospheric thriller.

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Description

I breathe in blackness through my mouth, a blackness peopled with strange faces, with murmurs, and I die again, happy.

A young woman wakes up in a hospital room; what happened to her, and why, a mystery.

She remembers names: Michèle, Micky, or Mi, or perhaps Dominique or Do. Then the fire that destroyed her face, then the fall that punctured her head through which her memory leaks. And as she struggles to rebuild her identity, so too does she start to recall the crime that was committed.

But who has woken in that hospital room: the murderer or the victim?

Praise for Sébastien Japrisot
‘With an instantly recognisable style and great story-telling techniques, he might be called the Graham Greene of France’ The Independent
‘The most welcome talent since the early Simenons’ New York Times
‘Utterly captivating’ The Guardian
‘Combines huge intellectual grasp with fascinating narrative, strong grues, fine writing … and an unforgettable protagonist… A superb achievement’ Sunday Times
Sébastien Japrisot

Meet the author

Sébastien Japrisot (4 July 1931 – 4 March 2003) was a French author, screenwriter and film director, born in Marseille. His pseudonym was an anagram of Jean-Baptiste Rossi, his real name. Japrisot has been nicknamed “the Graham Greene of France”. One Deadly Summer was made into a film starring Isabe…

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