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The Demented Dance

by Mounsi

If you can handle exposure to the savage and depraved elements of human existence then this book will take you there. A powerful read which sucks you into the underbelly of France’s inner cities as experienced by a young immigrant of Algerian descent. Don’t be put off by the semi-philosophical musings at the beginning – the action soon kicks in.

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Life was left outside. I felt I’d been inside for an eternity. In the broken mirror, I saw myself as if from a distance of a thousand miles. In the end, the environment rubs off on you; I was rotting away. Winter was the worst, because of the damp and mould, my skin was saturated with the smell.
Translated by Lulu Norman

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