Underneath the Layers
Original title: Sous les strates
This book is wonderful. I was captivated by this story and its characters. It is a jubilant novel where anger is saving. A pleasure to read. — Librairie Leclerc Le Blanc-Mesnil
This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting novels to be discovered this fall.— Furet du Nord
A nice original choral novel on the search for identity.— L’avenir
Lesbian and transracial adoptee of Vietnamese origin, Lou Eve is the author of the testimony ‘Amours en lutte’ in Nos amours radicales (2021), a collective work published by Les Insolentes.
How to build yourself when you are a Vietnamese child in a white family? How do you find yourself when you belong to nothing? Can fragmented memories form a coherent whole? In Underneath the Layers, three stories intertwine and three voices come together to say one thing: today, Linh is exactly where she wants to be.
A feminist, choral debut novel about identity, motherhood, transracial adoption and domestic violence, Underneath the Layers is the story of a racialized, lesbian woman’s search for herself.