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Transparent

• An insightful take on the confusing emotions of adolescence, and the often porous border between love and friendship
• An array of convincing characters who will each in turn be put to the test
• A vibrant, very oral writing style reminiscent of Anna Gavalda’s first short stories

Maïa Loup
Transparent
Type
Women's fiction
Word count
99000
All rights available

A moving coming-of-age novel about youth and finding one’s place in the world

Alice can no longer bear to live alone with her father, who has been stuck under a little cloud of sadness ever since the departure of his wife. Her gift of being able to hear people’s thoughts makes daily life even more of a burden. The time has come for her to leave, to live.

She moves into a Paris apartment with Fred, her best friend, and Lolie, the fairy-like girl who fascinates them both. They are all young, beautiful, lovers of music, and life stretches out before them. They share their first apartment, their first concerts - how sweet it is to be together, freer than they’ve ever been.

But soon things begin to go awry: Alice loses her way, keeps pushing her limits ever further, engages in numerous romantic relationships, and finds out that these can end in hurt. She is so absorbed in her own life that she fails to notice that Lolie has become dangerously withdrawn, and that her friendship with Fred may actually be love...!

 

 

• An insightful take on the confusing emotions of adolescence, and the often porous border between love and friendship
• An array of convincing characters who will each in turn be put to the test
• A vibrant, very oral writing style reminiscent of Anna Gavalda’s first short stories

About the author

Maïa Loup
Maïa Loup studied psychology and educational science and now works teaching disabled children. She lives in the south of France with her two children, two dogs, and five cats. Transparent is her first novel.