FIRST BLOOD, translated from the French by Alison Anderson

: Nothomb (A.)

R 440.00
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107pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2023


Winner of the 2021 Renaudot Prize and the 2022 Strega European Prize.

First published in French in 2021.

Novel set in the Republic of the Congo in 1964. A young diplomat who faces a firing squad finds himself negotiating for his own life and for the lives of 1,500 Congolese citizens.

Amélie Nothomb was born in 1967 in Japan to Belgian parents and lives in Paris. Novels translated into English include Thirst, Strike Your Heart, Pétronille and Life Form.