by Marie NDiaye, translated by John Fletcher - £9.99 Quercus Publishing Plc (MacLehose Press) (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780857051073 | ISBN 10: 0857051075
Three women who almost had it all...
Norah thinks she has made it when she qualifies as a lawyer in Paris; Fanta works her way into a prestigious teaching job in her home city; Khady runs a cafe with her loving husband – now all she wants is a child.
But family ties, broken or reasserted, will force each woman to face a journey from France to Africa or from Africa to France that will take the future out of their hands and change their lives forever.
Domineering fathers, weak lovers, the perilous road of the refugee – they will need all their courage and inner strength if they are to overcome.
From Man Booker International Prize finalist, Marie NDiaye.
(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)
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