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EAN : 9782260054962
Shaping : EPUB3
DRM : Watermark (Tatouage numérique)
Novelty
The untamed She-birds

Release date : 14/10/2021
Fifty years apart, the destinies of two women intertwine: one leads the struggle for the right to abortion in the 1970s, the other, neither political nor militant, discovers her homosexuality and questions the prospect of motherhood. A resolutely feminist literary debut about “women’s bellies”.
In 1970 Madeleine leaves her catholic and bourgeois family to study literature at the Sorbonne. Her encounter with Catherine, a Maoist student, is about to derail her existence. Taking part in reunions exclusively attended by women, Madeleine discovers the struggle for gender equality and eventually joins the ranks of the... In 1970 Madeleine leaves her catholic and bourgeois family to study literature at the Sorbonne. Her encounter with Catherine, a Maoist student, is about to derail her existence. Taking part in reunions exclusively attended by women, Madeleine discovers the struggle for gender equality and eventually joins the ranks of the newly founded Women’s liberation movement (MLF). As soon as she takes actively part in the struggle for the right to abortion, she decides to switch majors in order to become a midwife. At the same time, she is conflicted about her newly discovered attraction towards her sister in feminism, Jeanne. Will her political emancipation be completed by this intimate emancipation?
In 2017 Mathilde lives with her boyfriend Aurélien when she encounters Alix, a young woman with a strong personality who confounds her from the very first moment. Neither political nor militant, Mathilde begins to understand through her relationship with Alix that all the feminist struggles are far from being won. She falls for Alix, experiments with newly emerging desires and finds a new harmony in the arms of her lover. But Alix soon puts her to the test, the test of motherhood. Terrified by the prospect of this huge responsibility as well as by the perspective of a medical assisted procreation, Mathilde will have to make a life-altering choice.
With this first exciting and meticulously researched novel, Pauline Gonthier paints the thrilling as well as moving portraits of two women at the intersection of politics and personal life. The first fights for the right to not become a mother, the second struggles with the hurdles put in the way of homosexual couples wanting to be parents. Beyond the depiction of women’s long march toward equality, The untamed She-birds describes the blossoming of two beautiful feminine characters connected by a bond that is only revealed at the very end.  
 
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EAN : 9782260054962
Shaping : EPUB3
DRM : Watermark (Tatouage numérique)
Julliard