• Title English : The braid
• Author : Laetitia Colombani
• Pages : 240 Sheet
• Publisher : Le Livre de Poche [The Pocket Book] (May 30, 2018)
• Collection : Littérature
• ISBN-10 : 2253906565
• ISBN-13: 978-2253906568
• Product Dimensions : 11 x 1,7 x 17,7 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, DOCx, Epub and eBook
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6/10
♦ Description : “India. Smita is an Untouchable. She dreams of her daughter escaping her miserable condition and entering school. Sicily. Giulia works in her father’s studio. When an accident happens, she discovers that the family business is ruined. Canada. Sarah, a well-known lawyer, will be promoted to the head of her office when she learns that she is seriously ill. Linked without knowing it by what they have more intimate and more singular, Smita, Giulia and Sarah refuse the fate which is reserved for them and decide to fight. Vibrant of humanity, their stories weave a braid of hope and solidarity. Three women, three lives, three continents. A same thirst for freedom. Hard not to be touched by this very nice story. Estelle Lenartowicz, Read. Laetitia Colombani clearly masters the art of storytelling. Florence Bouchy, The World of Books. A novel in which there is everything. François Busnel, The Great Bookstore. Relay price of travelers.”
“Laetitia Colombani is a screenwriter, director and actress. She wrote and directed two feature films, A la folie … not at all and My stars and me. She also writes for the theater. The Braid is his first novel.
Born in 1976 in Bordeaux, Laetitia Colombani is a screenwriter and actress. She realized to the madness … not at all and my stars and me. His first novel, La Tresse, is being translated into sixteen languages and printed at 16,000 copies.
Here is a first novel of a remarkable mastery, a fluency of impeccable writing and a height of irreproachable speech. The Braid is both an epic, the globalized hair trade and a hymn to the courage of women.
We quickly understand the purpose of these three intertwined paths. Whether triumphant or miserable, the condition of women is not enviable a priori in societies which, variously, assign it to a pre-established place. (…) One is struck by the capacity of resistance that it lends to its heroines, as if the destinies traced by the social conventions could all be transcended by the effect of the will. And to convince oneself of that, of this possible metamorphosis, the time of a novel, is rather pleasing.
Screenwriter and director, Laetitia Colombani clearly masters the art of storytelling and editing. She portrays characters of women with strong characters, interweaving lives in an optimistic perspective. But his writing is sensitive and restrained so that his novel escapes the suspicion of being a “feel-good book”.