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By Philippe Djian

ISBN-10: 1590519159

ISBN-13: 9781590519158

Elle is a mental mystery that recounts thirty days within the lifetime of its heroine Michèle—powerfully portrayed by means of Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning film—where reminiscence, intercourse, and dying collide on each page.

a number of weeks sooner than Christmas, Michèle selections herself up from her front room ground. She has been raped. She has virtually no recollection of her attacker yet she senses his presence—he isn't a ways away—and this uncanny feeling triggers a whirlwind of occasions and stories. She starts to worry she is wasting her grip on a existence already advanced by way of a hard activity, an ex-husband with a brand new female friend, a jealous lover, and a son trapped in a courting along with his female friend pregnant by means of one other guy.

Hardened by means of the implications of her father's violent prior, Michèle—nearing fifty, fiercely self sufficient and unsentimental—refuses to be decreased to a sufferer. whilst her rapist starts off taunting her with messages, she takes measures to guard herself—until she discovers his identity.

Through the bitingly sarcastic and unflinchingly realist voice of its heroine, Elle paints a remarkable portrait of 1 woman's adventure that demanding situations our notions of masculinity and femininity, weak point and strength.

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