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O

O

by Steven Carroll

From one of our foremost writers, the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Steven Carroll, comes O , a reimagining of what might have been, the story of a novel that took on a life of its own and mirrored its times in a way the author never dreamt of.

Format
PB
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Harper Collins
Publish Date
February 2021

Occupied France, 1943. France's most shameful hour. In these dark times, Dominique starts an illicit affair with a distinguished publisher, a married man. He introduces her to the Resistance, and she comes to have a taste for the clandestine life - she has never felt more alive. Shortly after the war, to prove something to her lover, she writes an erotic novel about surrender, submission and shame. Never meant to be published, Story of O becomes a national scandal and success, the world's most famous erotic novel. But what is the story really about - Dominique, her lover, or the country and the wartime past it would rather forget?

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