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Author Bied-Charreton, Solange, author.

Title Les visages pâles : roman / Solange Bied-Charreton.

Publication Info. Paris, France : Stock : le Livre de poche, juillet 2019.
© 2016
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 95th Street Adult Fiction World Language  FRENCH F BIED    AVAILABLE
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Description 377 pages ; 18 cm
Series Le livre de poche ; 35434
Livre de poche (Stock (Firm)) ; 35434.
Summary "Quand Raoul Estienne s'éteint au soir d'une vie d'industriel, ses trois petits-enfants prennent la route. Ils enterrent un vieil homme, ils enterrent leur enfance. La demeure familiale est trop grande, trop vide, trop muette pour leur père Jean-Michel qui voudrait bien s'en débarrasser. Ce serait pour eux un ultime coup dans une plaie que la société française acidifie chaque jour davantage. Nous sommes en janvier 2013, Hortense, la trentaine décidée, a fondé une start-up, Clean and co, qui cartonne. Sa soeur Lucile traîne ses talents de graphiste solitaire dans l'une des tours postmodernes de La Défense. Alexandre, lui, est poussé dans le mouvement de La Manif pour Tous. Lorsque les agitations dégénèrent, lorsque Lucile tombe amoureuse de Charles, lorsqu'enfin le désordre s'empare de l'existence d'Hortense, tout bascule. Un grand roman contemporain, une satire sociale où résonnent humour, tragédie et émotion." -- Cover
"When Raoul Estienne dies at the end of an active life, his three grandchildren hit the road. They bury the old man, they bury their childhood. The family home is too big, too empty, too mute for their father Jean-Michel, who would like to get rid of it. It would be for them a final blow in a wound that French society acidifies more every day. We are in January 2013, Hortense, thirty, founded a start-up, Clean and co, which is a hit. His sister Lucile drags his talents as a solitary graphic designer in one of the postmodern towers of La Défense. Alexandre, is pushed into the movement of La Manif pour Tous. When the agitations degenerate, when Lucile falls in love with Charles, when finally disorder takes possession of the existence of Hortense, everything changes. A great contemporary novel, a social satire where humor, tragedy and emotion resonate." -- Cataloger's translation of the Cover
Language In French.
Subject Grandfathers -- France -- Death -- Fiction.
Families -- France -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- France -- Fiction.
France -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
French language materials.
Genre French language materials.
ISBN 9782253070771
2253070777
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