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The Resource The art of losing, Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

The art of losing, Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

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The art of losing
Title
The art of losing
Statement of responsibility
Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Language
eng
Summary
Naima 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 learned 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 landowner, how did he become an immigrant scratching a living in France? Naima'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. Naima 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 colonisation and immigration, and how in some ways, we are a product of the things we've left behind
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NJB
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Zeniter, Alice
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Wynne, Frank
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  • Algerians
  • Children of immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of losing, Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Copyright
Note
Originally published in French in 2017 as L'art de perdre by Flammarion, Paris
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Papa's Algeria
  • Pt. 2.
  • Cold France
  • Pt. 3.
  • A moveable feast
Control code
000068083332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509884124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194958320
Label
The art of losing, Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French in 2017 as L'art de perdre by Flammarion, Paris
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1.
  • Papa's Algeria
  • Pt. 2.
  • Cold France
  • Pt. 3.
  • A moveable feast
Control code
000068083332
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509884124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194958320

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