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The Resource The braid, Laetitia Colombani ; translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie

The braid, Laetitia Colombani ; translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie

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The braid
Title
The braid
Statement of responsibility
Laetitia Colombani ; translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage, like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman's hair, three women's destinies are drawn together. India. Smita is an untouchable, married to a 'rat hunter', her job to clean with her bare hands the village latrines, just like her mother before her. Her dream is to see her daughter escape this same fate and learn to read. When this hope is shattered, she decides to run away with the child, despite her husband's warnings, sacrificing what is most precious to her: her hair. Sicily. Giulia is a worker in her father's wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She classifies, washes, bleaches and dyes the hair provided by the city's hairdressers. When her father is the victim of a serious accident, she quickly discovers the family company is bankrupt. Canada. Sarah is a reputed lawyer. As a twice-divorced mother of three children, she ploughs through cases at breakneck speed. Just as she is about to be promoted, she learns she has breast cancer. Her seemingly perfect existence begins to show its cracks. But this is only if one ignores the incredible lust for life that keeps her going
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1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colombani, Laetitia
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Lalaurie, Louise Rogers
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  • Women
  • Families
  • Individualism
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The braid, Laetitia Colombani ; translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2017 as La tresse by Éditions Grasser & Fasquelle, Paris"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066063911
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
253 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432872366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The braid, Laetitia Colombani ; translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2017 as La tresse by Éditions Grasser & Fasquelle, Paris"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066063911
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
253 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432872366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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