A mesmerizing new tour de force from the internationally acclaimed author of Pig Tales—the writer the New Yorker hailed as France's “best young novelist”

“Darrieussecq should rest assured: all her literary ambitions are justified.” —Elle

An international literary superstar since the publication of her “fascinating and original” (The New York Times Book Review) first novel, Pig Tails, and her “tender, extraordinarily nuanced” (Publishers Weekly) follow-up novel, My Phantom Husband—an immediate number one bestseller in France—Marie Darrieussecq now gives us her greatest triumph to date.

InUndercurrents, a mother and daughter mysteriously disappear to a deserted seaside town in France, as the novel poetically evokes the varied moods and rich palette of the ocean. From seemingly simple events, Darrieussecq deftly plunges the reader into a sensual, surrealistic literary experience grounded in—yet worlds away from—day-to-day reality.

Called “truly inspired” by Le Pointe and “gripping” by Le Monde, Undercurrents fulfills and exceeds our expectations of this talented young author.


Books by Marie Darrieussecq

My Phantom Husband

Marie Darrieussecq

Pig Tales
A Novel of Lust & Transformation

Marie Darrieussecq

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