Penguin

9780143135975

STARRED REVIEW

In the Country of Others

Leïla Slimani’s latest novel is the first volume of a trilogy recounting—in the truthful way that only fiction can—the history of the author’s grandmother.

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Review of ‘In the Country of Others’

Leïla Slimani’s latest novel, In the Country of Others: War, War, War, is the first volume of a multigenerational trilogy recounting—in the truthful way that only fiction can—the history of the author’s grandmother, who emigrated from France to Morocco in the wake of World War II.

It was supposed to be a big adventure. Mathilde,…

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