Last One, The

Fatima Daas, Fatima Dass, Lara Vergnaud

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: HopeRoad Publishing Ltd

Published: 27th Jan '22

£11.99

Drawn from the author’s experiences growing up in a Paris banlieue, this is a portrait of a young woman finding herself in a modern world full of contradictions. Daas’s journey to living her sexuality in spite of expectations about who she should be offers a powerful perspective on the queer experience.

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Description

The youngest daughter of Algerian immigrants, Fatima Daas is raised in a home where love and sexuality are considered taboo and signs of affection avoided. Living in the majority-Muslim Clichy-sous-Bois, she often spends more than three hours a day on public transport to and from the city, where she feels like a tourist observing Parisian manners. She goes from unstable student to maladjusted adult, doing four years of therapy – her longest relationship. But as she gains distance from her family and comes into her own, she grapples more directly with her attraction to women and how it fits with her religion, which she continues to practice. When Nina comes into her life, she doesn’t know exactly what she needs but feels that something crucial has been missing.

Additional information

Dimensions 13 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 208