In this mega-bestseller from France and the follow-up to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, a woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her journey to discover who she really is. Fortysomething mother of two Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghostwrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce--the result of her husband running off to Kenya to start a crocodile farm with his mistress--she is now entangled too in a messy lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem they can't get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighborhood. As Josephine struggles to find her voice and her confidence amidst a messy web of relationships and a string of murders, she and those around her must learn to push on with determination, like headstrong little turtles learning to dance slowly in a world that's too violent and moving too fast.
About the Author
About the AuthorKatherine Pancol is one of France's best-known contemporary authors, with millions of copies of her books in print in thirty-one languages. She lives in Paris, France. About the TranslatorWilliam Rodarmor, who also translated Katherine Pancol's The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles in 2013, has translated more than forty books and screenplays and won the Lewis Galantiere Award from the American Translators Association. A retired magazine editor in Berkeley, California, he also edited and translated the anthologies France and French Feast for Whereabouts Press.