The Girl You Call

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$15.99  $14.87
Other Press (NY)
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5.27 X 7.96 X 0.48 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author
Tanguy Viel was born in Brest in 1973. He is the author of several novels, including The Absolute Perfection of Crime (winner of the Prix Fénéon and the Prix littéraire de la vocation), Beyond Suspicion, The Disappearance of Jim Sullivan, and Article 353 (Other Press, 2019), which won the Grand prix RTL Lire and the Prix François-Mauriac de la région Aquitaine. He lives near Orléans, France.

William Rodarmor has translated some forty-five books and screenplays in genres ranging from literary fiction to espionage and fantasy. His translations for Other Press include Article 353, by Tanguy Viel; The Blumkin Project, by Christian Salmon; The State of Israel vs. the Jews, by Sylvain Cypel; and And Their Children After Them, by Nicolas Mathieu, which won the 2021 Albertine translation prize.
"Viel writes some of the sharpest, most cynical, and most insightful prose around, and his new novel is particularly dexterous and disturbing." --CrimeReads, The Best International Fiction of the Month

"The Girl You Call is a poignant, original novel about power, its abuses, and their devastating potential. Tanguy Viel skillfully delivers a trenchant depiction of the system's woeful shortcomings when it comes to providing justice--in France and in the rest of the world." --Clémence Michallon, internationally bestselling author of The Quiet Tenant

"Punchy and profound. How do you describe a novel that combines the intensity of boxing with the elegance of true compassion? The Girl You Call is a look behind the curtain of power and corruption. It's a short book with a long reach that will leave you haunted." --Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder and Sleeping Giants

"The Girl You Call has DEPTH. She is a real woman, not a 'perfect victim, ' which of course no real woman ever actually is. Viel sets each sentence with illusion-shattering precision, displaying a phenomenal understanding not only of human character but how to wrest it up into the surface of our language from the primal deep." --Katherine Forbes Riley, author of The Bobcat

"Tanguy Viel packs an incomprehensible level of tension and emotional reverb into such a slim novel. The book is noir at its finest, moody and engrossing while holding your rapt attention with self-assured ease." --Jinwoo Chong, author of Flux

"[A] condemnation of trenchant misogyny and power imbalance." --Booklist