Imagine if your existence was a secret. You are the product of an affair. Your father is an influential politician who spends most of his time with his “real” family, while you live with your mother, a tempestuous actress. Wouldn’t you be tempted to shatter that illusion?
That’s what happens to Margot Louve, the young Parisian woman at the center of our September Spotlight Pick: The Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine. The summer of her seventeenth birthday, she meets a man—a well-regarded journalist—who will help her bring her secret into the light. But her impulsive decision has consequences she can’t begin to fathom.
The Margot Affair will have you thinking about mothers and daughters, public and private lives, the price of secrets . . . and how to cook the mouthwatering French meals Lemoine describes in these pages.
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