LE DIVORCE meets THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France
When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two --- confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé --- is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all --- a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address --- but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.
When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a 12th-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris’s name. All is well --- that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles