The Ally is an intense, extreme and provocative novel with an easy-to-grasp plot: boy meets girl. Girl is a feminist leader. Boy thinks he’s progressive, a feminist, but he soon realizes there is much still to be done. Boy is impatient and is in a hurry for feminism to triumph. Boy has a simple idea: incite the revolution. But in order to do this, he will have to pay a price: to turn his beloved into enemy number one.
Conceived initially as a story with one foot in the real world and another in a possible future, The Ally is a cleverly written novel filled with humor that contains pertinent reflections on the subject of feminism in contemporary life.
Suhrkamp (Germany), Jacqueline Chambon (France).