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Faiza Guene


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Coup de coeur
Coup de coeur (French Literature), by Aminata
Faiza Guene narrates the story of 70-year-old Algerian Yamina who lives in Aubervilliers (a suburb of Paris). Not least a family saga, it is a novel with hidden depths, as the author pays tribute to all the resilient women present throughout French society ! A novel filled with sweetness and love. Perfect to illuminate your summer !
Yamina Taleb is approaching her seventieth birthday. Alternating fragments from Yamina's Algerian past with those of her Paris present, Discretion spans the history of colonial conflict from the Second World War to the present day. A tribute to mothers everywhere, it is also the story of a modern French family feeling their way through the puzzle of their history - and finding one another as they go along.
Translated by Sarah Ardizzone
Publisher: Saqi Books
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 25 May 2023
Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 21 mm
ISBN: 9780863569760