All the Way

Author(s): Marie Darrieussecq

Adult Fiction

A powerful, hilarious and achingly honest story about a young French girl discovering her sexuality. Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her father, even though he's so embarrassing. As for her mother, she's too depressed. Something to do with the photo of the dead boy on the mantelpiece. Monsieur Bihotz, her neighbour who lives alone now his mother has died, is supposed to be her babysitter but Solange has other ideas. There's really not much scope in her boring village, Cleves. But who cares, Solange will get to do it, go all the way, whatever it takes. Marie Darrieussecq's All the Way is a brilliant and hilarious picture of an adolescent girl.


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* Profile expected in a major broadsheet newspaper such as the Australian, Age, Sydney Morning Herald or Dominion Post. * Will attract wide review coverage in newspapers such as the Australian, Herald Sun, Sunday Tasmanian, West Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, New Zealand Herald and Christchurch Press. * Reviews assured in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and The Listener, Vogue and Metro * Interviews with ABC Radio National's The Book Show and Radio NZ's Nine to Noon. * Media coverage in specialist French media such as SBS Radio's French program, Le Petit Journal and the Alliance Francaise magazine * Early reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR and the Monthly, and on their associated websites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Reading Group Notes in the back of the book and on Text's website

'Mesmerising and deeply rewarding.' - Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, Australian Literary Review. 'Another astonishing work by Darrieussecq. All the Way is a stunning achievement.' - M. J. Hyland

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. Her debut novel, Pig Tales was published in thirty-four countries. Four other novels have also been translated into English, My Phantom Husband, A Brief Stay with the Living, White and Tom Is Dead. Marie Darrieussecq lives in Paris with her husband and children. Penny Hueston has written and translated French for many years. She is a senior editor at Text Publishing.

General Fields

  • : 9781921922732
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : November 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marie Darrieussecq
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 843.914
  • : 224