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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221241653
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 312
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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Letters from Washington Square

Release date : 06/02/2020
~“No one recovers from their childhood.” But imagine if, in the form of hundreds of forgotten letters tucked away in the back of an attic, life offered you a chance to fix things—even the tiniest bit, even if it was probably too late… What would you do?
~Tine, has just died. In the family home, nestled deep in the Pyrenees, Zélie weeps over the woman she has always considered to be her grandmother. Michel, her father, left for Paris as soon as the funeral was over, carrying his own grief with him. He is now a complete... ~Tine, has just died. In the family home, nestled deep in the Pyrenees, Zélie weeps over the woman she has always considered to be her grandmother. Michel, her father, left for Paris as soon as the funeral was over, carrying his own grief with him. He is now a complete orphan. His mother died sixty-five years ago giving birth to him, his father left for America not long after his birth, and his aunt, Tine, who raised him, is now gone as well.
Because his mother died at just twenty years old, Michel became an OBGYN to make sure that no more women would die giving birth under his watch. This becomes his mission, which he carries out with resolute faith. As for his father, Baptiste, he knows almost nothing about him. Just that he fled to the other side of the world, abandoning Michel to his grandmother and his aunt.
But who really was Baptiste?
The wretch who Mado, Michel’s grandmother, accused of killing her daughter? The coward that Tine had always said he was? The adventurer capable of abandoning his own child to start a new life without looking back? Or simply the father who was not there, who Michel has done everything to forget? While looking for a place to store some of Tine’s things, Zélie discovers an old cherry dresser that had belonged to Mado. It is much too beautiful to stay tucked away in the dusty attic. As she opens the drawers of the dresser, Zélie finds four large faded red cardboard boxes. And inside are hundreds of letters. All unopened. All sent from New York. All addressed to Michel.
These letters will tell a whole different story from the one passed down, between silences and taboos, by the family legend in which she grew up.
 
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EAN : 9782221241653
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 312
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont