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The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles - A Novel

Katherine Pancol

Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two-confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé-is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all-a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address-but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well-that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two-confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé-is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all-a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address-but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well-that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
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Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two-confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé-is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all-a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address-but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well-that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ellen Archer

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:28