Luncheon talk with French author Christophe Boltanski

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10/27/2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location
The Woman's Club Of Minneapolis


Alliance Française and the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis present a luncheon talk with French author Christophe Boltanski

The Safe House,  La Cache.

Mr. Boltanski will read select passages, speak about his work, and answer questions from the audience.

This luncheon includes vichyssoise soup, coq au vin & biscuits.
The cost for the luncheon is $40 for Woman’s Club & AF members; $50 for general public

To RSVP, please call The Woman’s Club at 612 813 5300.
The presentation will be in French with English translation by Professor Bruno Chaouat, University of Minnesota.

About the book
When the Nazis came, Étienne Boltanski divorced his wife and walked out the front door, never to be seen again during the war. So far as the outside world knew, the Jewish doctor had fled. The truth was that he had sneaked back to hide in a secret crawl space at the heart of the house. There he lived for the duration of the war, using each room of the family home as a pretext to recall anecdotes, atmospheres of this unusual family.

About the author
Christophe Boltanski is a new, significant voice in the genre of the “true novel.” He is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the daily le Progrès Égyptien, and the weekly L’Obs. He was awarded the 2015 Prix Femina for his novel La Cache, recently translated into English as The Safe House.


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