Annotations for Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles


Baker & Taylor
After her husband runs off with his mistress to open a crocodile farm in Kenya, Joséphine agrees to ghost-write the romance novel her sister Iris owes a famous publisher, and is shocked when the book becomes a runaway best-seller. Original.

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Penguin Putnam
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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