“When I answered that ad, and God knows that at that time I would have taken anything, I could’ve never imagined what was going to happen to me. No one could’ve guessed it. And I don’t know if anyone could’ve protected me from it.” Manon is 20 when she meets the man who will change the course of her life. Charming and sure of himself, this fundamentalist Catholic and father of five children gradually reveals his troubled and dangerous character. Going headlong into the darkness of a family and a world which are foreign to her, Manon embarks on a chaotic path from which no one will come out unscathed. Inspired by a true story, this novel is told to us both by Manon, a young independent student, as well as by all the protagonists, each with a different perspective and judgment. Who is this woman capable of abnegation, of kindness but also of true freedom?
Laure de Rivières is a screenwriter and La Belle Famille, the best-selling novel of the summer 2022 season, is her first novel. Join us as she speaks with Florence Klein, co-Founder, CEO and host of Startup Vision TV, about her latest work.
La Belle Famille can be found on Amazon and at other booksellers.
Wednesday | September 7 |1 – 2 pm PT
This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter or publicist. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10).