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The Resource No touching, Ketty Rouf ; translation by Tina Kover

No touching, Ketty Rouf ; translation by Tina Kover

Label
No touching
Title
No touching
Statement of responsibility
Ketty Rouf ; translation by Tina Kover
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A story of liberation and a heartrending portrayal of a woman's sense of self, Ketty Rouf's extraordinary debut shatters tired prejudices about sex, women, and society. Josephine teaches philosophy in a high school in Drancy, a suburb of Paris. Her life is a balancing act between Xanax, Propranolol and Tupperware lunches in the staff room. The directives of the National Education Board are increasingly absurd and intolerable and she follows them with playfulness at times and derision at others. When, one evening, Josephine walks into a strip club on the Champs-Elysée, her life is completely overturned. There she learns a secret nocturnal code of conduct; she discovers camaraderie and the joys of female company; and she thrills at the sensation of men's desire directed toward her. Josephine, a teacher by day, begins to lead a secret existence by night that ultimately allows her to regain control of her life. This delicate balance is shattered one evening by an unexpected visitor to the club where she dances
Member of
Awards note
"Prix Du Premier Roman 2020" --Page [1] of cover.
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rouf, Ketty
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Kover, Tina A.
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  • Stripteasers
  • Sex workers
  • Female friendship
  • Women teachers
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Striptease
  • Body image
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
No touching, Ketty Rouf ; translation by Tina Kover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: On ne touche pas. Copyright © Editions Albin Michel - Paris 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070304397
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787703162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288368140
Label
No touching, Ketty Rouf ; translation by Tina Kover
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: On ne touche pas. Copyright © Editions Albin Michel - Paris 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070304397
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
188 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787703162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288368140

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