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The Resource The incorrigible optimists club, Jean-Michel Guenassia ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron

The incorrigible optimists club, Jean-Michel Guenassia ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron

Label
The incorrigible optimists club
Title
The incorrigible optimists club
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Michel Guenassia ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
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Language
eng
Summary
"Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grown-up world - of rock 'n' roll and of the Algerian War. But as the sun sinks and the plastic players spin, Michel's concentration is not on the game, but on the huddle of men gathered in the shadows of a back room...Past the bar, behind a partly drawn curtain, a group of eastern European men gather, where under a cirrus of smoke and over the squares of chess boards, they tell of their lives before France - of lovers and wives, children and ambitions, all exiled behind the Iron Curtain. Listening to this band of survivors and raconteurs, Michel is introduced to a world beyond the boundaries of his childhood experience, a world of men made formidable in the face of history, ideas and politics: the world of the Incorrigible Optimists Club."
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NLE
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1950-
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Guenassia, Jean-Michel
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Cameron, Euan
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  • Immigrants
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The incorrigible optimists club, Jean-Michel Guenassia ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
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Note
Originally published in French as: Le club des incorrigibles optimistes. Editions Albin Michel, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053213735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 624 pages
Isbn
9781848875418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)888122706
Label
The incorrigible optimists club, Jean-Michel Guenassia ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
Publication
Note
Originally published in French as: Le club des incorrigibles optimistes. Editions Albin Michel, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053213735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 624 pages
Isbn
9781848875418
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)888122706

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