RÉSULTATS POUR VOTRE RECHERCHE «»
Résultats pour livres
    Résultats pour auteurs
      Résultats pour catégories
        Résultats pour collection / série
          Résultats pour actualités
            Robert Laffont
            EAN : 9782221239872
            Shaping : BROCHE
            Pages : 288
            Size : 1 x 215 mm
            A Strange Girl

            Release date : 07/02/2019
            Be careful of “good intentions.”
            What could be more peaceful than Maison Borj, a bakery in a little provincial town in Belgium in the late 1950s? A straightforward family, two charming teenagers, a flourishing business: the Borjs have everything they need to be happy. Then they generously agree to take on Josée, a war orphan,... What could be more peaceful than Maison Borj, a bakery in a little provincial town in Belgium in the late 1950s? A straightforward family, two charming teenagers, a flourishing business: the Borjs have everything they need to be happy. Then they generously agree to take on Josée, a war orphan, as an apprentice. Josée is a strange girl. Epileptic and practically illiterate, the girl nevertheless has a moving gift for singing that, after a midnight mass broadcast on the radio, earns her an invitation to the royal palace.
            Stirred up by rumors and disapproval from outsiders, this invitation will shatter the Borjs’ harmony, torn between the father’s mid-life crisis, the mother’s resentment, and the daughter’s jealousy. Josée becomes the catalyst for their ruin. In spite of herself, like a psychoanalytic cure, she brings up buried secrets, plunging the family into as much unrest as that of her epileptic fits. In just a few weeks, the Maison Borj falls like a house of cards, and its apparent happiness, built on fragile foundations, is smashed to pieces.
            Because, though each character is moved by good intentions at first, they are all trapped by their egoism and cowardice. And, as is often the case, the innocent pay the price.
            Read more
            Read less
            EAN : 9782221239872
            Shaping : BROCHE
            Pages : 288
            Size : 1 x 215 mm
            Robert Laffont