Couple Mechanics

Nelly Alard’s second novel, Moment d’un couple , winner of the Interallié Prize 2013, has been translated and released in the United States by Other Press under the title Couple Mechanics .

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"An elegant and gripping tale about a marriage on the rocks." —The Economist

"An intimate... compulsive read." —Library Journal

"Fascinating. There’s lots of satisfying, straight-up emotional truth in Alard’s vision...This novel feels very « now », and very embraceable by american readers. " - Liesl Schillinger, Books I did not review

“A gripping and darkly comic psychological thriller . . . Refreshing . . . Brave . . . the sexual accounting is masterly. ” - The Times Literary Supplement

"This novel packs a surprising emotional wallop, raising questions about the natures of passion and marriage within the context of early-21st-century French politics." - Kirkus Reviews

“It’s hard to imagine how a 300 page book about a couple struggling to save their marriage could be appealing ; but Alard has turned it into an absorbing, suspenseful drama that’s nearly impossible to put down. Couple Mechanics is one of the finest masterpieces of feminist fiction the 21st century has yet produced.” - Pop Matters