The Book That Shook France, Now in English: 'Incest Is Everywhere'

Camille Kouchner's 'The Familia Grande' - in which she accuses the jurist and media personality Olivier Duhamel of raping his stepson, her twin brother - sparked a movement in France

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Gaby Levin
Gaby Levin

Some books shatter the silence. Vanessa Springora shocked France with her book “Le Consentement,” revealing her seduction at age 14 by the author Gabriel Matzneff. Last year a new uproar has ensued over the book “La Familia Grande” (published this month in English as 'The Familia Grande,' by Other Press) by Camille Kouchner, who accused her stepfather, Olivier Duhamel, of raping her twin brother for years, starting when he was 13. After the book was published, her brother “Victor” (a pseudonym) filed an official complaint against Duhamel - following the national rage the book ignited.

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