Cécile Coulon was born in 1990. She is the author of seven novels, including Trois Saisons d’orage, which won the Prix des Libraires, three prize-winning collections of poems, and a collection of short stories.
“A saga of love and loss, colored with lush prose and a bold, unapologetic voice that seems to have been well-captured by translator Tina Cover.”
— Literary Bread, Mar 4 2021
“Kover’s translation of French author Coulon’s best-selling and prize-winning novel is sharp and engaging. Readers will furiously turn pages to uncover the fate of the cursed Paradise farm.”
— Booklist, Jan 25 2021
“A powerful, riveting exploration of obsession and encroaching modernity. This sensual, bold novel will surprise and delight.”
— Publishers Weekly, Dec 21 2020
“Coulon’s poetic cadence and lyrical prose give the tale the quality of a fable in which uncontrollable desires, nature’s capricious power, and violent anger and deceit erupt into a pitiless landscape [ . . .] A quiet tale of love and vengeance.”