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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221254103
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 324
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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The Sewing Machine

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Release date : 15/09/2022
 
The journey of a young Afghan refugee whose unfaltering resolve and resilience led him from war torn Afghanistan to France’s high fashion runways
Sami is only five years old when he and his family have to flee from their homeland Afghanistan scourged by the Taliban. Embarking on an odyssey that will lead them to Iran and on to France, they cross borders and mountains under horrific conditions, at the risk of their lives.... Sami is only five years old when he and his family have to flee from their homeland Afghanistan scourged by the Taliban. Embarking on an odyssey that will lead them to Iran and on to France, they cross borders and mountains under horrific conditions, at the risk of their lives. Throughout this harrowing journey, Sami never leaves his sewing machine, the tool that had secured their income in Afghanistan and that his father had taught him his craft on. 
After arriving in Tours all by himself, living on his own and not speaking a word of French, Sami stores his sewing machine under the bed – until the day his talent is discovered and he and his sewing machine embark on another journey which, due to his incredible persistence, eventually leads him to the biggest fashion houses in the world.
 
Key points
The literary debut of an inspiring and endearing young man animated by the fierce resolve to make his mark on the world 
The horrors of expatriation and exile as well as the enchanted universe of high fashion narrated with simplicity and authenticity – a great read!
A narrative evolving around a highly unusual protagonist: a sewing machine
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EAN : 9782221254103
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 324
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont