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All Men Want to Know

(2020)
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'Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive - a novel that has to be surrendered to rather than read' Sarah Waters

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN TRANSLATES AWARD

All Men Want to Know traces Nina Bouraoui's blissful childhood in Algeria, a wild, sun-soaked paradise, with hazy summer afternoons spent swimming, diving, and driving across the desert. Her mother is French, her father Algerian; when racial tensions begin to surface in their neighbourhood, her mother suffers an unspeakable act of violence that forces the family to flee the country.

In Paris, eighteen-year-old Nina lives alone. It's the 1980s. Four nights a week she makes her way to The Kat, a legendary gay nightclub, where she watches women from the sidelines, afraid of her own desires, her sudden and intoxicating freedom. In her solitude, she starts to write - and finds herself writing about her mother.

All Men Want to Know is a haunting, lyrical international bestseller about mothers and daughters, about shame and sexuality, about existing between two cultures and belonging to neither. A phenomenon in France, this is a defining portrait of womanhood from one of Europe's greatest living writers.

'Magnificent... a captivating autobiographical novel' Elle

'A tour de force' Le Figaro

'Haunting, spell-binding, luminous' Lire

'An incandescent writer' Les Echos

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive - a novel that has to be surrendered to rather than read." - Sarah Waters


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May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Men Want to Know: 'Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive' SARAH WATERS
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui
ISBN: 0-241-44773-9 / 978-0-241-44773-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Men Want to Know: 'Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive' SARAH WATERS
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui
ISBN: 0-241-44772-0 / 978-0-241-44772-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Men Want to Know
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui, Aneesa Abbas Higgins - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: All Men Want to Know
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui, Aneesa Abbas Higgins - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Men Want to Know
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui, Aneesa Abbas Higgins - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All Men Want to Know
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui, Aneesa Abbas Higgins - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All Men Want to Know: 'Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive' SARAH WATERS
Author(s): Nina Bouraoui
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU