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Adèle - Chapters 10 - 18 Summary & Analysis

Leila Slimani
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In Chapter 10, Adèle goes to a dinner party with Richard at Xavier’s house. Xavier is a famous and brilliant surgeon that lives in a mansion with his wife, Sophie. Adèle feels invisible and rudderless without sex to drive and guide her. She follows Xavier to the bathroom and makes a pass at him, but he ignores her. At the table, she puts her hand on his knee and he moves away from her. She becomes obsessed with him and fixates on the idea of sleeping with him. Richard tells everyone that they are moving to the country and they go home alone together.

In Chapter 11, Adèle remembers the first time she ever went to Paris. Her mother, Simone, had locked her in the hotel room while she went out with men all day. One afternoon, her mother and one...

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