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Already a runaway bestseller in France and now published in a superb debut translation by author and actor Molly Ringwald, Lie With Me is award-winning author Philippe Besson’s masterpiece. Hailed as a ‘French Brokeback Mountain’, Besson’s semi-autobiographical novel is an intensely moving story of coming of age, memory and a first love that – devastatingly – dares not speak its name.

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe's teenage years, to a winter morning in 1984, a small French high school, and a carefully timed encounter between two seventeen-year-olds. It's the start of a secret, intensely passionate, world-altering love affair between Philippe and his classmate, Thomas.

Dazzlingly rendered by Molly Ringwald, the acclaimed actor and writer, in her first-ever translation, Besson's exquisitely moving coming-of-age story captures the tenderness of first love - and the heart-breaking passage of time.

Number of pages: 160 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm