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Angelina's Children [Paperback]

By Alice Ferney & Emily Read (Translator)
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"A wonderful portrait of a woman both imperial and bruised, a greying ravaged mother-wolf that still controls all those around her. A novel of rhythm and grace, a beautiful voyage with the gypsies."-Le Monde

The story of Angelina, a gypsy matriarch, whose tribe is exiled to the outskirts of a French city. A young librarian comes to introduce the children to books and stories. She gradually gains their confidence and accompanies them through an eventful and tragic year. Ferney's distinctive style powerfully involves the reader in the family's disasters, its comic moments, in the love lives of the five boys, the bravery of the children, and, eventually, in Angelina's final gesture of defiance.

Winner of the literary prize Culture et Bibliothques.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   217
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN  1904738109  
ISBN13  9781904738107  

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More About Alice Ferney & Emily Read

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Born in Paris in 1967,Alice Ferney studied business management and combines her life as a successful novelist with that as university professor. She is married, the mother of three children and has written six highly acclaimed novels.

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thought-provoking tale   Sep 28, 2005
Though they have not left French soil in four centuries, the Gypsies have always been nomadic; however modern society with its demands on documents makes moving around quite difficult so this particular band headed by a widow settles down in an abandoned garden.

The townsfolk are irate that these filthy squatters reside nearby. However, the Gypsy matriarch Angelina, her five sons, her four daughter-in-laws, and her grandchildren ignore the pressure to leave. One townie librarian Esther Duvaux begins arriving at the encampment to read stories to the children though Angelina's sons, especially the oldest and unmarried Angelo assumes the worst of their persistent visitor. However, his mother, seeing deep inside the soul of Esther, realizes the librarian risks the wrath of her family, friends, and neighbors out of a desire to help the itinerant children; she challenges everyone including the gypsies to allow the oldest grandchild to attend school. The locals want Angelina, her children, and grandchildren to leave and settle near someone else's home.

ANGELINA'S CHILDREN is an excellent tale that condemns the hypocrisy of western society's claims of a melting pot that welcomes the poor, downtrodden etc. The welcome mat extends as long as the masses fit into a safe restricted comfort zone defined by the insiders. Think how many of us support rehab centers just not on our block or encourage building that nuclear reactor on a ranch in Crawford, Texas to supply us in Georgia. Esther is a courageous individual defying everyone to forge a friendship with Angelina while the secondary ensemble displays the mutual distrust between the Gypsies and the local French. Alice Ferney provides a thought-provoking tale about hugging differences rather than spitting on them.

Harriet Klausner

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