The Country of Others
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1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman.
Her life is now that of a farmer’s wife – with all the sacrifices and vexations that brings.
Suffocated by the heat, by her loneliness on the farm and by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner, Mathilde grows increasingly restless. As Morocco’s struggle for independence intensifies, Mathilde and her husband find themselves caught in the crossfire.
Faber and Faber
2021 August 5
216 x 135mm, Hardback