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JJML LIVE Author Event: Sanaë Lemoine, Author of The Margot Affair
October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Margot Louve is a secret: the child of a longstanding affair between an influential French politician with presidential ambitions and a prominent stage actress. This hidden family exists in stolen moments in a small Parisian apartment on the Left Bank. Sanae Lemoine’s debut novel, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, is “Gorgeous…(she) writes in lush, lyrical prose that perfectly captures the heightened emotion and confusion of being a young woman with a bruised heart and limited experience. Though the book seems to be about an absent father, it’s more about a tricky mother, and about motherhood in general. It asks the ultimate question about this most complicated of relationships: What will a mother do for her child?” Sarah Lyall, The New York Times. In Collaboration with East End Libraries.