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Reviews

  • Magnificent... a captivating autobiographical novel

    Elle
  • A vital book for our times... Nina's story will touch any reader who has ever felt lost or out of place, or who has ever yearned to love and be loved

    European Literature Network
  • Haunting, spell-binding, luminous

    Lire
  • Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive - a novel that has to be surrendered to rather than read

    Sarah Waters, Booker-shortlisted author of Fingersmith, The Night Watch and The Little Stranger
  • A tour de force

    Le Figaro
  • An incandescent writer

    Les Echos
  • The brilliant thing about this book is that it makes reading autobiographies chic. Bouraoui's unflinching depiction of her life, told in a detached, measured tone, catches one unawares. Her descriptions, although witty, are also unmistakably sad. Her love for all that is womanhood is heart-warming.

    Irish Times
  • It's easy to see why this novel dominated the bestseller charts for so long in France

    Monocle
  • Blown away by the power and lyricism of All Men Want to Know. It's a resolutely queer novel of female sexual identity, of remembering and becoming, trauma, mothers and daughters, colonialism, and finding a way through. What a book. Read it.

    Niven Govinden, author of THIS BRUTAL HOUSE
  • A deeply personal exploration of cultural and personal identity, sexuality and belonging. Raw and sensual, readers will be enraptured by the narrator's intense evocations of guilt, desire and longing

    Scotsman

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