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Eve Out of Her Ruins

Eve Out of Her Ruins

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Two girls: Eve, whose body is her only weapon and source of power; Savita, Eve's best friend and the only one who loves her without self-interest, has plans to leave but will not go alone. Two boys: Saadiq, gifted would-be poet, deeply in love with Eve; Clélio, the neighbourhood tough, waiting without hope for his brother to send for him from France. Set in a part of the island nation of Mauritius which tourists never see, this poetic thriller contrasts the perspectives of four young people desperate to escape their native country's endless cycle of fear and violence.

Winner of the Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie 2006, shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award 2017, the Albertine Prize 2018 and the inaugural First Translation Prize 2018, Eve out of Her Ruins was published in English for the first time in 2016.