Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Alice Zeniter

Take This Man

Cover: Take This Man - Alice Zeniter

Alice Zeniter

Take This Man

2011, pp. 176, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609450533
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
$ 15.00

The book

Alice is about to marry Mad. Alice is white. Mad is black. Alice is French; Mad, though he has studied and lived in France for years, is not. They have been friends since childhood and never been romantically involved. But now Mad is being threatened with deportation and marrying Alice strikes both friends as the best solution to their problems. On the eve of her wedding, Alice reflects on their years of friendship—from their childhood together to the first time she ever heard racial slurs being directed at her friend to the victory of Jean-Marie Le Pen in the presidential primaries in 2002. This succession of personal anecdotes forms a grand history of racism and a moving portrait of contemporary youth. Recounting stories of rebellion and friendship, of the passage from indignant adolescent to consciously engaged adult, Take This Man is a delightful and original novel by a talented young author.

The author

Alice Zeniter
Alice Zeniter published her first novel at the age of sixteen. She is now twenty-two and considered to be one of the most compelling voices of a new generation of French authors. She lives in Paris.

Press

From the same country

  • Cover: Living with our Dead - Delphine Horvilleur

    Delphine Horvilleur

    Living with our Dead

    2023, pp. 144, $ 22.00
    WINNER OF THE 2021 BABELIO PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION A timely, powerful reflection on our relationship to death and an invitation to accept...
  • Cover: Nothing Is Lost - Cloé Mehdi

    Cloé Mehdi

    Nothing Is Lost

    2023, pp. 288, $ 17.00
    In a small town just like any other, a police identity check goes wrong. The victim, Saïd, was fifteen years old. And now he is dead.
  • Cover: Daughters Beyond Command - Véronique Olmi

    Véronique Olmi

    Daughters Beyond Command

    2023, pp. 496, $ 18.00
    An absorbing bildungsroman that tells the story of three sisters amidst France’s rapid transformation in the 1970s
  • Cover: Free to Obey - Johann Chapoutot

    Johann Chapoutot

    Free to Obey

    2022, pp. 128, $ 17.00
    What if the rules of modern management were written during the Third Reich? 
  • Cover: A Single Rose - Muriel Barbery

    Muriel Barbery

    A Single Rose

    2022, pp. 160, $ 16.95
    From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes a story about a woman's journey to discover the father she never knew and a...
  • Cover: The Storm of Echoes Book Four of the Mirror Visitor Quartet - Christelle Dabos

    Christelle Dabos

    The Storm of Echoes
    Book Four of the Mirror Visitor Quartet

    2022, pp. 544, $ 12.95
    “The Mirror Visitor stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter.”— ELLE Magazine The gripping finale to Christelle Dabos’s international...

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

Are you a librarian? Click here!

X