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The Resource The godmother, Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee

The godmother, Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee

Label
The godmother
Title
The godmother
Statement of responsibility
Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid French-Arabic translator who specialises in police phone taps. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is wedged between the costs of raising her daughters and the nursing home fees for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an especially revealing set of wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path- Patience becomes 'the Godmother'. With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians more real than life itself, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayre's bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underworld that has rarely been seen, casting a piercing and darkly humorous gaze on everyday survival in con-temporary France
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Summary
Meet Patience Portefeux, a fifty-three-year-old, underpaid Franco-Arab interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specializes in phone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her aging mother. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in — and infiltrating — the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes The Godmother
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10807355
Cataloging source
ATCDL
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1963-
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Cayre, Hannelore
Index
no index present
Language note
[Translated from the French]
Literary form
fiction
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1963-
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Smee, Stephanie
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True
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  • Widows
  • Life change events
  • Translators
  • Drug traffic
  • Organised crime
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a crime novel
Label
The godmother, Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in French: France, 2017
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
000066007319
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781760641610
Lccn
be2019031930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1114269965
Label
The godmother, Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Publication
Note
Originally published in French: France, 2017
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
000066007319
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781760641610
Lccn
be2019031930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1114269965

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