Book Club: La Tresse

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05/08/2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Book Club: La Tresse by Laetitia Colombani

Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm


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About the book

Le premier roman de Laetitia Colombani noue les destinées de trois femmes puissantes autour du motif capillaire.

Inde. Smita est une Intouchable. Elle rêve de voir sa fille échapper à sa condition misérable et entrer à l’école.
Sicile. Giulia travaille dans l’atelier de son père. Lorsqu’il est victime d’un accident, elle découvre que l’entreprise familiale est ruinée.
Canada. Sarah, avocate réputée, va être promue à la tête de son cabinet quand elle apprend qu’elle est gravement malade.
Liées sans le savoir par ce qu’elles ont de plus intime et de plus singulier, Smita, Giulia et Sarah refusent le sort qui leur est réservé et décident de se battre. Vibrantes d’humanité, leurs histoires tissent une tresse d’espoir et de solidarité.
Trois femmes, trois vies, trois continents. Une même soif de liberté.


Three women, three corners of the world, three different cultures. Three lives shaken by an event that unexpectedly weaves their fates together.

India: Smita, a member of the Untouchables, spends her days cleaning latrines. In an effort to spare her daughter from the same fate, it is her goal to send her daughter to school, whatever the cost.

Sicily: Giulia works in her father’s wig workshop, where she helps him collect, wash, and treat hair from the city’s salons. When her father is the victim of an accident, she learns that the family’s is at a terrible risk.

Canada: Sarah is a reputed lawyer in a cut-throat world where the smallest weakness may cost her her dearly-earned place. And such a weakness, it appears, may just be lying in wait.


About Les Navigateurs de la littérature

Our Navigateurs de la littérature French Book Club welcomes new and returning members, and discusses a new book at each meet-up! We primarily read contemporary literature, with an in-depth discussion at each meeting. This group is geared towards intermediate and advanced-level French learners.


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