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Adélaïde Bon

The Little Girl on the Ice Floe

Cover: The Little Girl on the Ice Floe - Adélaïde Bon

Adélaïde Bon

The Little Girl on the Ice Floe

2019, pp. 224, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609455156
Translated by: Tina Kover
Region: France
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$ 17.00

The book

When Adélaïde’s parents find her mute and unable to explain why she is crying, they bring her to the police station and file a complaint against “X” for sexual assault. Adélaïde grows up without showing any outward signs of damage. As a teen and then as an outwardly cheerful young woman, she suffers in silence, battling her demons alone. Twenty-three years later, Adélaïde receives a call from the juvenile squad. An investigator has reopened the classified case of “the electrician” and DNA analysis points to a man known to the police as a serial burglar. He is subsequently charged with assaulting 72 minors between 1983 and 2003, and it is suspected that he has hurt hundreds of others who never filed complaints. In the spring of 2016, at the Paris city court, along with 18 other women, Adélaïde confronts the rapist who destroyed her life. In precise and delicate prose, with poise and passion, Adélaïde Bon tells a story that is both terrifying and all too common. This French bestseller is critical reading for all.

The author

Adélaïde Bon
Adélaïde Bon is an actress and writer. The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her debut.

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