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  • Play Boy

Serpents Tail

Play Boy

by Constance Debré.

Translated from French by Holly James.

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  • Paperback published on 23/05/2024
  • Page count: 176 pages
  • ISBN: 9781800819849
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Quick take

In this prequel to the critical sensation Love Me Tender, Constance Debré breaks free from conformity to live her life as a butch lesbian


Constance seemingly had it all: born into a wealthy and influential family; a career as a successful lawyer, love from her husband and son. But behind this veneer was the stifling pressure to conform to the boundaries of French society within which she could not be herself and survive. Playboy traces one woman's transition from straight lawyer, mother and wife to the buzz-cut and tattooed lesbian[Bokinfo].

About the author

Constance Debré, born in 1972 in Paris, trained and practised as a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer. She is also the author of Play Boy, winner of the 2018 Coupole Prize.

More books published by Serpents Tail

Pete Ayrton founded Serpent’s Tail in 1986 with a mission to introduce British readers to risk-taking world literature no one else in the UK was publishing. The list established a reputation for its diversity of voice and fearlessness.

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