The Collection


Following a woman named Jeanne through the anonymous hotel rooms of Paris, this novel is a candid exploration of sexuality, desire and compulsion.

ISBN: 9781846276866 Author: Leger, Nina Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 1st August 2019 Imprint: Granta Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 843.92 (edition:23) Pages: 153 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

WINNER OF THE PRIX ANA�S NINJeanne moves from room to room. In the anonymous hotel bedrooms of Paris – Hotel Agate, Hotel Prince Albert, Hotel Prince Monceau, Hotel Coypel, Hotel Nord & Champagne – she undresses man after man, forgetting faces, names, pleasures, thoughts, and all physical attributes but one. In her head, a palace of memories is being built, image by new image, lover by new lover. There is no pathologizing Jeanne; she resists it. There is no way to impose a story on Jeanne; she escapes it. There is no pitying Jeanne, no lusting after Jeanne, no uncovering the secret to Jeanne; she won’t allow it. Jeanne moves from room to room.

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