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The Resource Three strong women, Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by John Fletcher

Three strong women, Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by John Fletcher

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Three strong women
Title
Three strong women
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Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by John Fletcher
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Forty-year-old Norah leaves Paris, her family and her career as a lawyer to visit her father in Dakar. It is an uncomfortable reunion - she is asked to use her skills as a lawyer to get her brother out of prison - and ultimately the trip endangers her marriage and her relationship with her own daughter, and drives her to the very edge of madness. Fanta, on the other hand, leaves Dakar to follow her husband Rudy to rural France. And it is through Rudy's bitter and guilt-ridden perspective that we see Fanta stagnate with boredom in this alien, narrow environment. Khady is forced into exile from Senegal because of poverty, because her husband is dead, because she is lonely and in despair. With other illegal immigrants, she embarks on a journey which takes her nowhere, but from which she will never return
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Summary
Forty-year-old Norah leaves Paris, her family and her career as a lawyer to visit her father in Dakar. It is an uncomfortable reunion - she is asked to use her skills as a lawyer to get her brother out of prison and ultimately the trip endangers her marriage and her relationship with her own daughter, and drives her to the very edge of madness... Fanta, on the other hand, leaves Dakar to follow her husband Rudy to rural France. And it is through Rudy's bitter and guilt-ridden perspective that we see Fanta stagnate with boredom in this alien, narrow environment... Khady is forced into exile from Senegal because of poverty, because her husband is dead, because she is lonely and in despair. With other illegal immigrants, she embarks on a journey which takes her nowhere, but from which she will never return.
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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Ndiaye, Marie
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Fletcher, John
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True
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  • Lawyers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Families
  • Illegal aliens
  • Africans
Target audience
adult
Label
Three strong women, Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by John Fletcher
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Publication
Note
First published in French as Trois femmes puissantes. Paris : Editions Gallimard, 2009
Control code
000049631410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857050571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Three strong women, Marie NDiaye ; translated from the French by John Fletcher
Publication
Note
First published in French as Trois femmes puissantes. Paris : Editions Gallimard, 2009
Control code
000049631410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857050571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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