Love Me Tender (Ebook)

Constance Debré

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A provocative and fierce novel about motherhood, self-discovery and defiance

When Constance told her ex-husband that she was dating women, he made a string of unfounded accusations that separated her from her young son, Paul. Laurent trained Paul to say he no longer wants to see his mother, and the judge believed him.

She approaches this new life with passionate intensity and the desire for an unencumbered existence, certain that no love can last. Apart from cigarettes, two regular lovers and women she has brief affairs with, Constance's approach is monastic and military - she swims daily, reads, writes, and returns to small or borrowed rooms for the night.

A starkly beautiful account of impossible sacrifices asked from mothers, Love Me Tender is a bold novel of defiance, freedom and self-knowledge.

Publication date: 12/01/2023

£10.99

ISBN: 9781800814851

Imprint: Tuskar Rock

Subject: Fiction

Edited by: Peter Straus Hedi El Kholti

Love Me Tender (Hardback)

Constance Debré

A provocative and fierce novel about motherhood, self-discovery and defiance

When Constance told her ex-husband that she was dating women, he made a string of unfounded accusations that separated her from her young son, Paul. Laurent trained Paul to say he no longer wants to see his mother, and the judge believed him.

She approaches this new life with passionate intensity and the desire for an unencumbered existence, certain that no love can last. Apart from cigarettes, two regular lovers and women she has brief affairs with, Constance's approach is monastic and military - she swims daily, reads, writes, and returns to small or borrowed rooms for the night.

A starkly beautiful account of impossible sacrifices asked from mothers, Love Me Tender is a bold novel of defiance, freedom and self-knowledge.

Publication date: 12/01/2023

£12.99

ISBN: 9781800814837

Imprint: Tuskar Rock

Subject: Fiction

Edited by: Peter Straus Hedi El Kholti

Constance Debré

Constance Debré

Constance Debré, born in 1972 in Paris, trained and practised as a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer. She is also the author of Play Boy, winner of the 2018 Coupole Prize.