An uppercut of a novel
The narrator, a young woman, spends a lot of time training in the boxing ring. The gym is both a safe space where she is in control and the place where she gets punched again and again. There, and in the more intimate ring of her sexual relationships, she watches herself from outside her own body as she both makes decisions and submits to what life throws at her. How does she experience the punches, is sex an assault or a pleasure, is she free or a prisoner to her own desires? A raw and intense novel in which a young woman fights her own demons and tries to figure out where her desires originate, what primal scene sparked them.
Born in Paris in 1988, Alexandra Dezzi is a musician and novelist. She wrote her first music album, Sextape, in 2013, and her first novel, Silence, radieux, was published by Éditions Leo Scheer.