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Marie NDiaye
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Marie NDiaye was born in Pithiviers, France, in 1967; spent her childhood with her French mother (her father was Senegalese); and studied linguistics at the Sorbonne. She started writing when she was twelve or thirteen years old and was only eighteen when her first work was published. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Femina literary prize for her novel Rosie Carpe, and in 2009, the Prix Goncourt for Three Strong Women.

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Three Strong Women
A novel
Written by Marie NDiaye

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012

From Marie NDiaye, the first black woman to win the Prix Goncourt, a harrowing and beautiful novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France.

The story of three women who say no... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Three Strong Women

Written by Marie NDiaye
Translated by John Fletcher

Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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