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Ketty Rouf

No Touching

Cover: No Touching - Ketty Rouf

Ketty Rouf

No Touching

2021, pp. 172, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609456917
Translated by: Tina Kover
Region: France
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$ 17.00

The book

Prix du Premier Roman 2020

A story of liberation and a heartrending portrayal of a woman’s sense of self, Ketty Rouf’s extraordinary debut shatters tired prejudices about sex, women, and society.   

Josephine teaches philosophy in a high school in Drancy, a suburb of Paris. Her life is a balancing act between Xanax, Propranolol and Tupperware lunches in the staff room. The directives of the National Education Board are increasingly absurd and intolerable and she follows them with playfulness at times and derision at others. 

When, one evening, Josephine walks into a strip club on the Champs-Elysée, her life is completely overturned. There she learns a secret nocturnal code of conduct; she discovers camaraderie and the joys of female company; and she thrills at the sensation of men’s desire directed toward her. Josephine, a teacher by day, begins to lead a secret existence by night that ultimately allows her to regain control of her life. This delicate balance is shattered one evening by an unexpected visitor to the club where she dances.

The author

Ketty Rouf
Ketty Rouf has a master’s degree in philosophy, is a passionate ballet dancer, and after years working from the French National Education Board is now a full-time translator, interpreter, and writer. No Touching is her debut novel.

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