With Bare Hands

Original title: À mains nues

Author: Dhée, Amandine

Publication Date:

January 2020

Pages:

144

Original language and publisher

French | La Contre Allée

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Genre

Literary Fiction

With Bare Hands

Original title: À mains nues

Author: Dhée, Amandine

Synopsis

“Invigorating and funny” – Le Monde

“Today’s King Kong Theory” – Télérama

In her new book, Amandine Dhée explores the feminine condition 2.0 from the perspective of body empowerment and sexuality.

She tells the emotional emancipation experienced by a young girl when faced to society’s diktats about her desires. Fluctuating between her memories and her present questioning, she portrays the free individual she aspires to be and the child and young girl she remembers being, from her first kiss to maternity. A powerful tribute to a new generation of feminists.

“Suddenly I want to go back to the little girl I once was, visit the teenage girl and the young woman who used to be me. Try to understand, to grasp how far we’ve traveled, rediscover the joy, the anger and sorrow from these years.”