Looking to indulge yourself in the ultimate 20something French fantasy? Out next month, Vanina Marsot's debut novel, Foreign Tongue, has been receiving rave reviews.
Anna has just had her heart broken in LA. But unlike most 20somethings who have been unlucky in love, she has an enviable backup plan: she uses her dual citizenship and moves to Paris to live in her aunt’s empty apartment. While there, she finds a job translating a mysterious, erotic French novel by a famous (and anonymous) author. As she is taken in by the mystery behind the book, she learns how to find the best parts of her French and American self.
Library Journal writes: "Marsot’s debut novel is a delectable treat for any Francophile. Marsot succeeds in immersing the reader in French culture and mode de vie, and her ruminations on language in French and English are intelligent and engrossing. Recommended for all fiction collections and for fans of sophisticated chick lit." And Kirkus has called Foreign Tongue, "a lively examination of the interplay between identity and culture." Download Kirkus3.1ForeignTongue2009
Check out this interview with Vanina, as she describes Foreign Tongue in her own words.