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The Art of Losing

von Zeniter, Alice
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Beschreibung


Naïma has always known that her family came from Algeria - but up until now, that meant very little to her. Born and raised in France, her knowledge of that foreign country is limited to what she's learnt from her grandparents' tiny flat in a crumbling French sink-estate: the food cooked for her, the few precious things they brought with them when they fled.

On the past, her family is silent. Why was her grandfather Ali forced to leave? Was he a harki - an Algerian who worked for and supported the French during the Algerian War of Independence? Once a wealthy land-owner, how did he become an immigrant scratching a living in France?

Naïma's father, Hamid, says he remembers nothing. A child when the family left, in France he re-made himself: education was his ticket out of the family home, the key to acceptance into French society.

But now for the first time since they left, one of Ali's family is going back. Naïma will see Algeria for herself, will ask the questions about her family's history that till now have had no answers.

Spanning three generations across seventy years, Alice Zeniter's The Art of Losing tells the story of how people carry on in the face of loss: the loss of a country, an identity, a way to speak to your children. It's a story of colonization and immigration, and how in some ways, we are a product of the things we've left behind.

Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Mitwirkende

Autor:
Zeniter, Alice

Weitere Informationen

Medientyp:
Taschenbuch
Verlag:
Pan Macmillan
Biografie:
Alice Zeniter is a French novelist, translator, scriptwriter and director. Her novel Take This Man was published in English by Europa Editions in 2011. Zeniter has won many awards for her work in France, including the Prix Littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, which was awarded to The Art of Losing. She lives in Britanny, France.
Sprache:
Englisch
Originaltitel:
L'art de perdre
Seitenanzahl:
471

Stammdaten

Produkttyp:
Taschenbuch
Veröffentlichungsdatum:
28. Februar 2021
Verpackungsabmessungen:
0.234 x 0.153 x 0.038 m; 0.586 kg
GTIN:
09781509884124
DUIN:
6UOLEV5071K
Herstellerartikelnummer:
38357218
CHF 28.80
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