Moment d’un couple

« An autopsy of a fatal liaison and an exploration of imprisonment, this book is also a vivid depiction of our times (...) Sharp and perceptive, this satire reads like an excellent thriller.” »
Sébastien Le Foll, France Culture

« It’s fascinating, it’s funny, it’s frightful. »
Bernard Pivot, Le Journal du Dimanche
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« With humor and absolutely surgical precision, Nelly Alard paints the portrait of a couple on the brink of collapse...Our favorite of the season.”»
Madame Figaro See the article
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« Immersed in a story of adultery transformed into a roman noir. An unexpected success.»
Nelly Kaprièlian, Les Inrocks See the article
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« Nelly Alard avoids clichés and pens a novel of high tension.»
Olivia de Lamberterie, Elle
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« One of the most brilliant novels of the season, and a real romantic thriller. Throw yourself into this book.»
Gilles Martin-Chauffier, Paris-Match
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« Nelly Alard confirms her inimitable style (...), bestowing unexpected density and mystery upon the banality of our existence. »
Patrick Williams , Marianne
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« Frightening and disturbing »
Jérôme Garcin, Le Nouvel Observateur

« The novelist artfully weaves her web, playing with cold and heat. With rare relevance, Moment d’un couple confirms its author’s powerful talent for analysis and narration.”
Alexandre Fillon, Lire
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« Desire, torture, and vengeance, too—living as a couple means taking a risk. A second novel for Nelly Alard, winner of the 2010 prix Nimier, and a confirmation of her incisive talent and scalpel-sharp writing.”.»
Stéphanie des Horts, Stiletto
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« With intelligence and elegance, the writer reminds us how intolerable it is to love, to no longer love, to doubt one’s feelings, to suffer, and to cause suffering. »
Dominique Guiou, Le Figaro Littéraire
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«The storyline is simple, the book is impossible to put down.»
Mohammed Aissaoui, Atlantico
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« Is the story too commonplace? Certainly not. We bounce from one surprise to another, gripped by the shifting feelings of love. Masterful writing with a touch of humor that is indispensable to the subject. What a wonderful surprise!»
S.M., Marie-France
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« An eloquent tragicomedy, brisk and cruel.»
Jérôme Béglé, Le
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" A disturbing and intelligent reflection on love today. One of the best novels of the season."
Le Journal du Dimanche
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Nathalie Rheims, Le
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«A powerful second novel. Nelly Alard confirms her talent as a novelist.»
Myriam Chaplain - Riou, AFP
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"There is nothing sappy about Moment d’un couple : it is a tragic story imbued with undeniable resonance by Nelly Alard’s powerful and masterful language. France may very well fall in love with Juliette: find out August 29th when the book appears in stores.” "

« An actress and screenwriter, Nelly Alard made a strong impression with her first novel, Le crieur de nuit (Gallimard 2010, also in Folio). Now she has returned with a book more ambitious and accomplished still, Moment d’un couple, (...) With rare precision and masterful technique, Moment d’un couple is one of the high points of the French literary season.” »
Alexandre Fillon, Livres Hebdo
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