Self Portrait in Green

Marie NDiaye

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Influx Press
25 February 2021
ISBN: 9781910312896
Paperback

From the publisher

Translated by Jordan Stump

‘Wades through feminine fear, power, and insecurity like no other book I’ve encountered.’
– Flavorwire 

'One of France’s most exciting prose stylists and playwrights'
– Guardian 

Obsessed by her encounters with the mysterious green women, and haunted by the Garonne River, a nameless narrator seeks them out in La Roele, Paris, Marseille, and Ouagadougou. 

Each encounter reveals different aspects of the women; real or imagined, dead or alive, seductive or suicidal, driving the narrator deeper into her obsession, in this unsettling exploration of identity, memory and paranoia.

Self Portrait in Green is the multi-prize winning, Marie NDiaye’s brilliant subversion of the memoir. Written in diary entries, with lyrical prose and dreamlike imagery, we start with and return to the river, which mirrors the narrative by posing more questions than it answers.