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

Zeniter, Alice, (author.). Wynne, Frank, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374182304
  • ISBN: 0374182302
  • Physical Description: 434 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in French in 2017 by Flammarion, France, as L'Art de perdre"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Algerians > France > Fiction.
Immigrants > France > Fiction.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Algerians > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Algeria > History > Revolution, 1954-1962 > Influence > Fiction.
Algeria > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.