Author(s): Clelie Avit
A modern-day Sleeping Beauty story of love and hope, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes. 'A rare and beautiful novel' (Daily Mail)Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family must face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support.What they don't know is that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness - she just has no way of telling them.Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother and, seeking a retreat, finds his way into Elsa's room. When he begins to talk to her, he doesn't realise she can hear every word - and that he is giving her a reason to wake up.And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives...
A viscerally moving love story. I'M STILL HERE beautifully shows how the steady, quiet power of the heart can sustain anyone who takes on impossible odds. -- Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Perfect Neighbors Magnifique! With charming characters, a unique premise and a delightful, fresh voice, Clelie Avit's debut novel will have you cheering for life and love while you hungrily turn its pages. I'M STILL HERE (Je Suis La) is a gift, and Clelie Avit is a writer to watch. -- Julie Lawson Timmer, author of Five Days Left and Untethered A rare and beautiful novel Daily Mail
Clelie Avit was born in 1986 and grew up in Auvergne. She decided to stop being a physics and chemistry professor to dedicate more of her time to writing, though she continues to work as a contemporary dance teacher. Clelie was first published in French after winning the Le Prix Nouveau Talent. I'm Still Here is her first novel to be translated into English.