Mes mauvaises pensées
Rights sold to : Algeria (Sedia), Korea (Woongjin Think Big), Croatia (Algoritam), Estonia (Pegasus), Norway (Solum), Romania (Nemira), Sweden (Elisabeth Grate), Vietnam (Phu Nu)
« I went to Doctor C. once a week for three years. In the course of each session, I felt I was giving him a book: it was always about bonds, separations, meetings, and each time I constructed and deconstructed love’s works. My Bad Thoughts is the tale of this confession; a description of the work we need to put in learning to live and to love. This is not about therapy, or about myth making; it is a novel because it is a story told by someone; the story of my family, the story of the best friend, the singer, Hervé Guibert, my two countries. I never left Algeria, I was taken away from it and never said my farewells. I learnt to become in France: I think I was born twice. My Bad Thoughts is also the tale of a return to the country where I left something that grew in my absence and never ceased to terrify me. »
Nina Bouraoui was born in Rennes in 1967. She is the author of La Voyeuse interdite (Prix du Livre Inter 1991), Le Jour du séisme, Garçon manqué, La Vie heureuse et Poupée Bella, published by Stock.