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EAN : 9782365694445
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 480
Size : 140 x 225 mm
The American Woman

Collection : Domaine français
Release date : 14/03/2019
As a backdrop to Ruth’s story, Catherine Bardon offers an in-depth exploration of 1960s America – music and all! – and of the cultural revolution taking place there. Deeply attached to the themes of historic disruptions, exile and searching for one’s roots, with The American Woman, Bardon continues the stunning saga inaugurated with The Uprooted.
September 1961: Ruth lets her native land, the Dominican Republic, disappear in the wake of the ship she has boarded. Destination: New York, where she’s enrolled at the University and has already arranged an internship at the Times. Watch out, New York, here she comes! She knows in her heart... September 1961: Ruth lets her native land, the Dominican Republic, disappear in the wake of the ship she has boarded. Destination: New York, where she’s enrolled at the University and has already arranged an internship at the Times. Watch out, New York, here she comes! She knows in her heart that she is destined to become a journalist, just as her father, Wilhelm, had been. Housed by her uncle and aunt, Ruth soon turns into a real New Yorker, her life filled with rock music, friendship and love. With the politics of her time, too: Kennedy’s assassination, the Civil Rights March on Washington, demonstrations against the Vietnam War, and more. But as the years go by, Ruth begins to wonder who she really is: a blond-haired, blue-eyed Dominican? An adopted American? Why should she erase her Austrian roots? Would she feel more at home in Israel, where her godmother would welcome her? How can she find her roots, when her parents had to flee and entirely reinvent their lives?
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EAN : 9782365694445
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 480
Size : 140 x 225 mm
Les Escales