Samira Sedira’s fourth novel, Des gens comme eux (2020), will be published in English this summer by Penguin Books (North America) and Raven Books (UK/Commonwealth).
The English version, People Like Them, is translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud. The book is the first of Sedira’s to be translated into English.
People Like Them has been described as “The Perfect Nanny meets Little Fires Everywhere.” Leïla Slimani, Franco-Moroccan author of The Perfect Nanny, writes, “People Like Them is disturbing and powerful. It explores the topics of racism and jealousy in a very subtle way. I loved it.”
Here’s a synopsis: