A cautionary tale for a world in which social media has shattered the boundaries of intimacy
“A thrilling story about children exposed to social media by their parents from a young age.”
“Delphine de Vigan plunges her reader into the fascinating and brutal world of influencers.”
“A captivating thriller reminiscent of The Truman Show.”
The first time that Melanie met Clara, Melanie was stunned by Clara's sense of authority, and Clara was struck by Melanie's pink, glittery nails, which shimmered in the dark. “She looks like a child,” thought the first. “She looks like a doll,” pondered the second.
These two women, both of the same generation and exposed to the same media throughout their lives, could not be more different in adulthood. Melanie is a social media superstar, broadcasting her children's daily lives on a family YouTube channel. Clara is a young police officer, assigned to the case after Melanie's daughter Kimmy is abducted.
Traversing the Big Brother generation, the social media influencer generation, and right up to the 2030s, Delphine de Vigan offers a bone-chilling expose of a world where everything is broadcasted and profited from, even family happiness.
Delphine de Vigan
Delphine de Vigan has published several novels, a number of which were nominated and won major literary prizes in France, including the Prix Goncourt, Prix Goncourt des lyceens, Prix Renaudot, Prix de Libraires, Prix du roman Fnac and Gran prix de lectrices de Elle. She lives in Paris.