My Devotion

Julia Kerninon (Author) Alison Anderson (Translator)

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$18.00  $16.56
Europa Editions
Publish Date
August 25, 2020
5.2 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Nantes in 1987, Julia Kerninon has a doctorate in American Literature. Her first novel, Buvard, has won many awards, including the Prix Françoise Sagan. She was granted a Lagardère young writer's scholarship in 2014. Her second novel, Le dernier amour d'Attila Kiss, won the Prix de la Closerie des Lilas in 2016.


"A musical and remarkably lively portrait."--Le Monde des livres

"[Kerninon's] talent illuminates every page."--Le Parisien

"Julia Kerninon's complex and evocative writing depicts strong characters whose numerous doubts and paradoxes remind us of our own. [Ma Dévotion is a] portrait of the inequalities inherent in each relationship, and the emotional burden that is often placed on women in order to keep these relationships afloat."--Châtelaine

"A subtle, captivating, and insightful exploration of the mysterious interlacings between love, submission, and creation."--Miriam Bridenne, Albertine Bookstore

"Ma Dévotion will not last long on your nightstand. It's not just a novel. It's a gift." --Yannick Marcoux, Le Devoir

"A superb novel about self-sacrifice."--Michelle Carpy, ELLE

"Julia Kerninon offers up a hypersensitive novel, with chiseled sentences and a melancholy tone. I adored this uncommon love."--Fanny Morin, ELLE

"With an impeccable sense of rhythm, Julia Kerninon enchants us with her magnificent and subtle novel."--Librairie du Canal

"How can such a young woman be so experienced in love, and have such mastery of language, storytelling, and characters?"--Évelyne Bloch-Dano, Le Magazine littéraire