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The Margot Affair: A Novel

Authors: Lemoine, Sanaë
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC045000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9781984854445, Related ISBNs: 1984854437, 1984854445, 1984854453, 1984890999, 1984891006
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE

The secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress drops the startling revelation that will shatter her family in this beguiling debut novel of intrigue and betrayal.

NAMED ONE OF SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS BY The Skimm • Marie Claire LitHub Subway Book Review • Paperback Paris

Margot Louve is a secret: the child of a longstanding affair between an influential French politician with presidential ambitions and a prominent stage actress. This hidden family exists in stolen moments in a small Parisian apartment on the Left Bank.

It is a house of cards that Margot—fueled by a longing to be seen and heard—decides to tumble. The summer of her seventeenth birthday, she meets the man who will set her plan in motion: a well-regarded journalist whose trust seems surprisingly easy to gain. But as Margot is drawn into an adult world she struggles to comprehend, she learns how one impulsive decision can threaten a family’s love with ruin, shattering the lives of those around her in ways she could never have imagined.

Exposing the seams between private lives and public faces, The Margot Affair is a novel of deceit, desire, and transgression—and the exhilarating knife-edge upon which the danger of telling the truth outweighs the cost of keeping secrets.
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