About the Author

Nelly Arcan

Nelly Arcan was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Her first novel Putain (2001; Whore, 2004, Grove Press), drawing on her experience working in the sex trade in Montreal, caused a sensation and enjoyed immediate critical and media success. It was a finalist for both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina, two of France’s most prestigious literary awards. Two more novels followed, establishing her as a literary star in Quebec and France: Folle (2004), also nominated for the Prix Femina; and À ciel ouvert (2007). She is also the author of an illustrated book on the beauty myth for young girls: L’enfant dans le miroir (2007).

Paradis, clef en main (Exit) was her fourth novel and was completed just days before she committed suicide in 2009 at the age of thirty-six.

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Breakneck

Breakneck

by Nelly Arcan
translated by Jacob Homel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Burqa of Skin

Burqa of Skin

by Nelly Arcan
translated by Melissa Bull
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Exit

Exit

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary
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Hysteric

Hysteric

by Nelly Arcan
translated by Jacob Homel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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