Mad Women's Ball: A Novel (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Victoria Mas has worked in film in the United States, where she lived for eight years. She graduated from the Sorbonne University, where she studied contemporary literature. The Mad Womens Ball, her first novel, has won several prizes in France, including the Prix Stanislas and Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and has been hailed as the bestselling debut of the season.

Praise For…

“Mas elegantly blends feminist history and spiritualism, and poignantly demonstrates how the hospital is both prison and refuge for its residents, as Geneviève simultaneously grows disillusioned and empowered. Mas’s dark tale will have readers transfixed.”
— Publishers Weekly

“electrifying...The Mad Women’s Ball is a magnetic historical novel.”
— Foreword Reviews, *starred* review

“Potent and wicked ... a darkly entertaining piece of revisionist feminism”
— Chicago Review of Books

“A must-read for all who have ever felt silenced”
— SheKnows

“In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma, and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris’s infamous Salpêtrière hospital.” 
— Paula Hawkins

The Mad Women’s Ball is a darkly sumptuous tale of wicked spectacle, wild injustice, and the insuppressible strength of women . . . as moving as it is macabre.”
— Emma Stonex

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419757594
ISBN-10: 1419757598
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Language: English