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  • As The Eagle Flies

Peirene Press

As The Eagle Flies

by Nolwenn Le Blevennec.

Translated from French by Madeleine Rogers.

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  • Paperback published on 10/10/2023
  • Page count: 192 pages
  • ISBN: 9781908670830
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This narrative intricately explores love, fidelity, and identity through the lens of an affair. With sharp wit and refreshing honesty, the narrator navigates the complexities of her relationships with Igor and Joseph, delving into the highs and lows over a decade.


This is the story of an affair, or two. The narrator of As The Eagle Flies has been with Igor for seven years, and has two children with him – when she meets Joseph. Before long, they are deeply en tangled with each other, and choices have to be made between the life she knows with Igor and this unpredictable, and potentially destructive, affair. She is willing to start again with Joseph, but at what cost? And does he feel the same way? With a sharp wit, and a refreshing honesty, she charts the course of both of these relationships, exploring their highs and lows over a decade. Using literature, psychology, and popular culture to get to the heart of questions about love, family and identity, this is a book about getting lost in other people, and the lengths we go to to find ourselves again.

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About the author

Nolwenn Le Blevennec is a French journalist and writer, born in 1983. She is editor-in-chief at l'Obs, formerly known as Le Nouvel Observateur, and lives in Paris. She has published two works of fiction till date: Les Amies and La Trajectoire de l’aigle

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