'A novel of exceptional virtuosity' Le Monde.
'A fine book, full of NDiaye's narrative gusto, stylistic virtuosity and command of tone' Michael Sheringham, Times Literary Supplement.
'NDiaye's writing is extraordinarily powerful, and she is very well served by John Fletcher's elegant, economical translation' Times on Saturday.
'At times the language has a hypnotic emotional intensity ... The novel has a passion, daring and individuality that makes it stand out' Independent.
'The prose compels with its astonishing range and precision' Guardian.
'John Fletcher's fine translation of this compelling novel conveys admirably NDiaye's needle-sharp prose and introduces a distinctive voice to Anglophone readers' Times Literary Supplement.
'Three Strong Women is the poised creation of a novelist unafraid to explore the extremes of human suffering' New York Times Book Review.
'The Prix Goncourt has not had such a compelling winner for a long time' Felicitas von Lovenberg, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
'NDiaye is without question one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary novelists' Ina Hartwig, Süddeutsche Zeitung.
From the Inside Flap
Three women face a journey that will change their lives forever. Three women who almost have it all: Norah thinks she has made it when she qualifies as a lawyer in Paris; Fanta works her way into a prestigious teaching job in her home city; Khady runs a café with her loving husband - now all she wants is a child. But family ties, broken or reasserted, will force each woman to face a journey from France to Africa or from Africa to France that will take the future out of their hands and change their lives forever. Domineering fathers, weak lovers, racist bureaucracies, the perilous road of the refugee - they will need all their courage and inner strength if they are to overcome. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize, Three Strong Women is a novel of pure impact, full of sharp psychological insight and subtle, hallucinatory twists of the mind.