Victoria Mas is 32. The Mad Women's Ball, her first novel, has won several prizes in France and been hailed as the bestselling debut of the season. She has worked in film in the United States, where she lived for eight years. She is the daughter of the singer Jeanne Mas.
For fans of Perfume, The Vanishing Act, and The Doll Factory, a gemlike novel set in a Parisian asylum in 1885 about two women – one deemed mad, the other sane - who find their salvation at The Mad Women’s Ball