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  • Watch Us Dance

Faber & Faber

Watch Us Dance

by Leïla Slimani.

Translated from French by Sam Taylor.

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  • Paperback published on 02/05/2024
  • Page count: 336 pages
  • ISBN: 9780571376087
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Quick take

Watch us Dance combines the youth, vibrancy and allure of Andre Aciman with the historical fiction force of Maggie Shipstead, and the exquisite sense of place and time of The Lost Daughter.


Morocco, 1968. The air is electric. Anything feels possible, and Mathilde is determined to celebrate it.

Doesn't she have the right to enjoy life, after dedicating her best years to the war and then to this farm?Looking out at her elegant garden, Mathilde reflects on all she has achieved. Now in a newly independent country intoxicated by its own sense of freedom, she yearns for a radiant future. But her babies are now grown up, and Mathilde is about to learn that life can take wild and unexpected turns.

About the author

Leïla Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Leïla is also the chair of the International Booker Prize 2023.

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