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Chanson douce

By: Leïla Slimani
Narrated by: Clotilde Courau
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Prix Goncourt 2016.


Lorsque Myriam, mère de deux jeunes enfants, décide malgré les réticences de son mari de reprendre son activité au sein d'un cabinet d'avocats, le couple se met à la recherche d'une nounou. Après un casting sévère, ils engagent Louise, qui conquiert très vite l'affection des enfants et occupe progressivement une place centrale dans le foyer. Peu à peu le piège de la dépendance mutuelle va se refermer, jusqu'au drame.
À travers la description précise du jeune couple et celle du personnage fascinant et mystérieux de la nounou, c'est notre époque qui se révèle, avec sa conception de l'amour et de l'éducation, des rapports de domination et d'argent, des préjugés de classe ou de culture. Le style sec et tranchant de Leïla Slimani, où percent des éclats de poésie ténébreuse, instaure dès les premières pages un suspense envoûtant.
©2016 Éditions Gallimard (P)2017 Éditions Gallimard
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Slow and uneven: few beautifully written sections

Far from the American standards of the page-turner thriller, Chanson Douce portrays the slow and venomous path to Hell of a seemingly perfect nanny. The candor of the characters made for some painful chapters. The complaisance from both parents carry an unfathomable weight all throughout the book and the end will leave you with more questions than answers. Last chapter is beautifully written. The rest is long, very long.

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Amusant

J'ai aimé bien écouter ce livre. Comme une nounou arrive à touer les enfants d'une famille, c'est la folie !

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Very disappointing

Mediocre story that the very poor performance of Courau makes you regret listening to. The media hype around Slimani is no proof of talent or quality.