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Reviews

  • A beautiful, shattering novel about desire and shame, about passionate youth and the regrets of age.

    Olivia Laing, bestselling author of 'Crudo' and 'The Lonely City'
  • A stunning and heart-gripping tale

    André Aciman, author of 'Call Me by Your Name'
  • An intense, unforgettable novel, alive with the ache of longing and loss.

    Sarah Waters, bestselling, award-winning author of 'The Little Stranger'
  • It has been years since anything moved me as much as Lie With Me. It will become a classic

    Jonathan Coe, bestselling author of 'Middle England'
  • A deeply moving depiction of first love, both tender and elegiac.

    John Boyne, bestselling author of 'A Ladder to the Sky'
  • A timeless love story. Molly Ringwald's translation is as clear and beautiful as the story it depicts. You'll read it in a night, but its exquisite heartbreak will linger.

    David Ebershoff, author of 'The Danish Girl'
  • The uncanny thrill of Philippe Besson's Lie With Me rises up from Molly Ringwald's elegant translation with the intensity of meeting a stranger on a train who tells you a single unforgettable story and then leaves. And his voice haunts me still

    Alexander Chee, author of 'How to Write an Autobiographical Novel' and 'The Queen of the Night'
  • An elegiac tale of first, hidden love between two teenage boys who have no chance of a shared future, "Lie with Me" sold more than a hundred thousand copies in France, where it won several prizes and is being made into a movie.

    Lauren Collins, New Yorker
  • Lie With Me is an exquisite whisper that lingers long after you've finished reading it

    Kevin Kwan, author of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
  • Devastating and tender; this is the book I wish I'd read when I was 15, and a book I'm glad to have as a companion now

    Andrew McMillan, award-winning author of 'Physical'

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