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The Resource The little communist who never smiled, Lola Lafon ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor

The little communist who never smiled, Lola Lafon ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor

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The little communist who never smiled
Title
The little communist who never smiled
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Lola Lafon ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Montreal 1976. A fourteen-year-old girl steps out onto the middle of the floor at the Montreal Forum and into history. 20 seconds on the uneven bars is it all it takes for Nadia Comaneci, the slight, unsmiling child from Communist Romania, to etch herself into the collective memory. The electronic scoreboard, as astonished as the spectators at what has just happened, shows 1.00. The judges have awarded an unprecedented perfect ten, the first in Olympic gymnastics. In The Little Communist Who Never Smiled, Lola Lafon tells the story of Comaneci's journey from growing up in rural Romania to her eventual defection to the United States in 1989. Adored by young girls in the west and appropriated as a political emblem by the Ceausescu regime, Comaneci's life was scrutinised wherever she went. Lafon's novel is a powerful re-imagining of a childhood in the spotlight of history, politics and destiny
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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WWBK
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1974-
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Lafon, Lola
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Caistor, Nick
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  • Comăneci, Nadia
  • Olympic Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Gymnasts
  • Olympic athletes
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The little communist who never smiled, Lola Lafon ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor
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First published in France as La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais in 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058452765
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781781255148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590435
Label
The little communist who never smiled, Lola Lafon ; translated from the French by Nick Caistor
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in France as La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais in 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000058452765
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781781255148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933590435

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