Underneath the Layers
Original title: Sous les strates
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.