Published : 14 October 2014
N° ISBN : 978-2-36956-010-4
Marianne Groves is a French actress, scriptwriter, director, songwriter and translator. For Intervalles, she has translated several novels by Scottish writer Martin Millar: The Good Fairies of New York, Lonely Werewolf Girl, The Curse of the Wolf Girl. She has also translated plays, such as Anthony Neilson’s The Lying Kind and Ben Elton’s Silly Cow. Baby Baby is her first novel.
Marianne lives for her passion for the theatre, translation and music. However, there is one thing she lacks which would complete her happiness: a child. With her fifties fast approaching, adoption applications are relentless and the man in her life doesn’t feel ready yet… There is only one solution: have a baby by herself. Or two, in fact. Yes, the ultrasound is clear: she’s expecting twins!
Thus becoming the mobile-home carrier of her mini-twin embryos, Marianne casts an adrenaline-charged, humorous gaze on France; a country tearing itself apart over marriage for all, Medically Assisted Procreation, or simply the happiness which everyone is entitled to.
It is spring 2013 and for Marianne, suspense is a daily routine: it’s a question of staying the course for nine months, even if it means either going the wrong way down a one-way street or taking incredible detours.
Between private and public life, everyday anecdotes and major events, hopes, laughter and unconditional love, Marianne recounts her tragicomic marathon to bring her twins into the world. This funny, yet profound account is a touching and extravagant journey, a modern story with which each of us can identify.