Die, My Love
Translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff.
'Die, My Love...blows the cobwebs off the literary world'- Samanta Schweblin (author of the Man Booker International shortlisted Fever Dream)
In a forgotten patch of French countryside, a woman is battling her demons – embracing exclusion yet wanting to belong, craving freedom whilst feeling trapped, yearning for family life but at the same time wanting to burn the entire house down. Given surprising leeway by her family for her increasingly erratic behaviour, she nevertheless feels ever more stifled and repressed. A book that explores motherhood, womanhood, the banality of love, the terrors of desire, the inexplicable brutality of ‘another person carrying your heart forever’. Die, My Love faces these themes with a raw intensity. It’s not a question of if a breaking point will be reached, but rather when and how violent a form will it take?
Written by Harwicz, who herself is considered a radical figure in contemporary literature, Die, My Love received rave reviews and is currently being adapted for theatre in Argentina and Israel.