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The Braid - Laetitia Colombani

The Braid

Hardcover Available: 21st March 2019
ISBN: 9781509881086
Number Of Pages: 224

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Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage . . . like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman’s hair, three women’s destinies are drawn together.

India. Smita is an untouchable, married to a ‘rat hunter’, her job to clean with her bare hands the village latrines, just like her mother before her. Her dream is to see her daughter escape this same fate, and learn to read. When this hope is shattered, she decides to run away with the child, despite her husband’s warnings, sacrificing what is most precious to her: her hair.

Sicily. Giulia is a worker in her father’s wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She classifies, washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city’s hairdressers. When her father is the victim of a serious accident, she quickly discovers the family company is bankrupt.

Canada. Sarah is a reputed lawyer. As a twice-divorced mother of three children, she ploughs through cases at breakneck speed. Just as she is about to be promoted, she learns she has breast cancer. Her seemingly perfect existence begins to show its cracks . . . But this is only if one ignores the incredible lust for life that keeps her going.

Laetitia Colombani’s The Braid is the powerfully moving story of three women’s courage in the face of adversity.

About the Author

Laetitia Colombani comes from the world of film, where she worked as a screenwriter-director, and as an actress. She also writes for the stage. The Braid is her first novel.

ISBN: 9781509881086
ISBN-10: 1509881085
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Available: 21st March 2019
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.3