Submission: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Fiction - 245 pages
18 Reviews
You'll want to scream, but you'll be gagged. You'll want to cry, but you'll be blindfolded. You'll want to run away, but you'll be tied up. You'll have no way of begging me, I'll do what I want with you.

Now American readers can be riveted by the controversial novel that, according to "The Sunday Times" (London), "sent tremours through the French establishment." Sexual obsession, domination, and extreme desire drive the story of Elodie, a young married Parisian lawyer who finds herself swept up in a cycle of sadomasochistic lust.

A handsome stranger she meets in court issues her a series of instructions that she feels compelled to follow. He introduces her to sex clubs hidden in dark alleys, toys that enhance physical pleasure as well as pain, and couples whose appetites are as voracious as his. What at first seems out of character for Elodie quickly begins to shape her self-identity. As the violence of their encounters escalates, these acts become a dangerous addiction she can't break. But how far can she go and how much of her life will she risk in the process?

Based on the author's own experience, this sophisticated and captivating novel exudes the sensuality that only the French know how to deliver.

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I really liked the ending. - Goodreads
I was not a fan of the writing style. - Goodreads
... and adorable cover art. - Goodreads
Sad ending made it a bit morbid for me personally. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Juana "Darkness" Duran - Goodreads

This book doesn't really have names for the characters but who cares. The story takes place with a woman trying to meet the demands of her secret sexual nature. She is running to a lawyer who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Well, you know the French. This work might best be qualified as a modern day fantasy along the lines of The Story of O, light. Realistic? Not so much. Emotional depth? Even less. Kinky? At times, yes ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Marthe Blau is an attractive, thirty-something lawyer who lives in Paris with her husband and child. This is her first novel.

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