Paperback People like them / Samira Sedira ; translated from French by Lara Vergnaud.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Raven Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781526638601 (pbk.) :
Disturbing and powerful I loved it Lela Slimani, author of Lullaby 'Gripping' Independent 'Taut' Observer 'Tense... cunningly keeps our sympathies shifting' Telegraph THERE ARE NO MONSTERS. ONLY HUMANS. Anna and Constant Guillot and their two daughters live in the peaceful, remote mountain village of Carmac. Everyone in Carmac knows each other, leading simple lives mostly unaffected by the outside world that is until Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three children. The new familys impressive chalet and expensive cars are in stark contrast with the modesty of those of their neighbours, yet despite their initial differences, the Langlois and the Guillots form an uneasy friendship. But when both families come under financial strain, the underlying class and racial tensions of their relationship reach breaking point, culminating in act of abhorrent violence. With piercing psychological insight and gripping storytelling, People Like Them asks the questions: How could a seemi
Original title: Des gens comme eux. English
192 pages ; 22 cm