Libraries can order beautiful PoS materials to create a display promoting the first volume in a new trilogy by Leïla Slimani. The Country of Others, out in paperback on 19 May, tells the saga of one French family between 1946 and 2016.
Leïla's critically acclaimed novel Lullaby made her the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.
About The Country of Others
Alsace, 1944. Mathilde finds herself falling deeply in love with Amine Belhaj, a Moroccan soldier billeted in her town fighting for the French. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves her country to follow her new husband to Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman. Suffocated by the heat of the Moroccan climate, by her loneliness on the farm, by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner and by their lack of money, Mathilde grows restless. As violence broods and Morocco’s own struggle for independence grows daily, Mathilde and Amine’s refusal to take sides sees them and their family at odds with their own desire for freedom. How can Mathilde – a woman whose life is dominated by the decisions of men – hold her family together in a world that is being torn apart?
Each pack will include:
- Downloadable poster
- Downloadable bunting template
- Digital assets including a reading guide, an author video, social media assets, and examples of copy for online posts
Faber will be offering the library with the best display a delicious hamper of Moroccan food plus a signed copy of the book, so we would love to see you get creative with the materials!
What you need to do
Please place your free order by Tuesday 10 May (note, packs may sell out before this date). Print materials will be sent by post and digital materials by email shortly after this date, or once the packs have sold out.
One pack per library only. If you are ordering for multiple libraries in your authority, please get in touch via the email below.
Please note, by ordering a free pack you are agreeing to create a library display using the materials and share the digital assets on social media. You will be expected to send back photos of your display to email@example.com and complete a short feedback form by late June. Please do not order a pack if you cannot commit to this.
If you have any questions about ordering or using this pack, please get in touch via the email above.