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The art of losing / Alice Zeniter ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Author/Creator:
Zeniter, Alice, author.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
434 pages ; 24 cm
Edition:
First American edition.
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Standardized Title:
Art de perdre. English
Subjects:
Families -- Fiction.
Algerians -- France -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- France -- Fiction.
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Influence -- Fiction.
Algerians.
Families.
Immigrants.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Algeria.
France.
Form/Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Novels.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.
Language:
Translated from the French.
Summary:
"A gripping, multigenerational tale of a French Algerian woman, her family's past, and the legacies of colonialism"-- Provided by publisher.
The Algerian War for Independence sent Naïma’s grandfather on a journey, from wealthy olive grove owner and respected veteran of the First World War, to refugee spurned as a harki by his fellow Algerians in the transit camps of southern France, to immigrant barely scratching out a living in the north. Naïma knows Algeria only by the artifacts she encounters in her grandparents’ tiny apartment in Normandy: the language her grandmother speaks but Naïma can’t understand, the food her grandmother cooks, and the precious things her grandmother carried when they fled. Naïma's father claims to remember nothing; he has made himself French. Now Naïma is traveling to Algeria to see for herself what was left behind-- including her family's secrets. -- adapted from jacket
Notes:
"Originally published in French in 2017 by Flammarion, France, as L'Art de perdre"--Title page verso.
Contributor:
Wynne, Frank, translator.
ISBN:
9780374182304
0374182302
OCLC:
1153487683