Three (Hardcover)

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I loved Fresh Water For Flowers and did not think it possible for the author to write a book as good as that, so I approached Three with some hesitancy. The "Three" in the book are Adrein, Eteinne, and Nina who we meet as 10 year olds schoolmates in France in 1986. Much like her previous work, we know between the friends that something has gone wrong as the book jumps back and forth between their dramatic childhoods and equally unsettling adulthoods in 2017. Perrin is the queen of dramatic tension and a master of the reveal. So, I can't tell you much more. If you're a reader of Liane Moriarty or Ruth Ware, maybe make this your dip into fiction in translation! 

— From Kelly

June 2022 Indie Next List

“Spectacular! Perrin has written a masterpiece of friendship, love, loss and life, weaving the lives of three friends — Adrien, Etienne, and Nina — into a magnificent novel. There are no words to really describe; it’s a must read! Love it!”
— Stephanie Crowe, Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL


A June 2022 Indie Next List Pick

From the international bestselling author of Fresh Water for Flowers, a beautifully told and suspenseful story about the ties that bind us and the choices that make us who we are.

1986: Adrien, Etienne and Nina are 10 years old when they meet at school and quickly become inseparable. They promise each other they will one day leave their provincial backwater, move to Paris, and never part.

2017: A car is pulled up from the bottom of the lake, a body inside. Virginie, a local journalist with an enigmatic past reports on the case while also reflecting on the relationship between the three friends, who were unusually close when younger but now no longer speak. . As Virginie moves closer to the surprising truth, relationships fray and others are formed.

Val rie Perrin has an unerring gift for delving into life. In Three, she brings readers along with her through a sequence of heart-wrenching events and revelations that span three decades. Three tells a moving story of love and loss, hope and grief, friendship and adversity, and of time as an ineluctable agent of change.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609457556
ISBN-10: 1609457552
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 512
Language: English