Florence’s mother loved to tell the story of a cousin who had no idea what happened on a wedding night, and Florence would pretend to laugh loudly… Because at 13 years old, she knew absolutely nothing on the subject.
Ever since she was a child, Florence’s parents never told her anything related to sexuality. Not only must the young Florence accept her ignorance and this taboo, but she also belongs to the category of the lesser sex. Because at Mass, at home, at school, and in her books, the dominant model is male. But this model (submission, marriage, unobtrusiveness) is far from what Florence wants. She will soon have to face the fears of adolescence, a changing body, and her emerging sexuality.
Here, with the benefit of hindsight, Florence Dupré la Tour shares anecdotes and images that are as fierce as they are funny and leave a strong impression on the reader. A lifesaving tale.