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The Braid

A Novel
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Cover TextIn this unforgettable international bestseller, three women from very different circumstances around the world find their lives intertwined by a single object and discover what connects them--across cultures, across backgrounds, and across borders.ders.
Additional text"Laetitia Colombani is a master of the art of storytelling."
-Le Monde
SummaryIn this unforgettable international bestseller, three women from very different circumstances around the world find their lives intertwined by a single object and discover what connects usacross cultures, across backgrounds, and across borders.
In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth.
In Sicily, Giulia works in her father's wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city's hairdressers, which is now in short supply. But when her father is the victim of a serious accident, she discovers that the company's financial situation is dire. Now she must find a way to save her family's livelihood.
In Canada, Sarah is a successful lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three children whose identity is wrapped up in her work. Just as she expects a big promotion, her life is shattered when she's diagnosed with cancer.
A moving novel of hope and renewal, The Braid is a celebration of womanhood and the power of connection and perseverance.
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-982130-03-9
Product TypeBook
BindingPaperback
FormatTrade paperback (UK)
Publishing year2019
Publishing date01/07/2019
Pages224 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 139 mm, Height 211 mm, Thickness 22 mm
Weight212 g
Article no.38955328
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Laetitia Colombani is a screenwriter, director, and actress. She also writes for the theatre. La Tresse was published in 2017 in France and under the title The Braid in the UK, U.S.A., and Canada.