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By Harpman, Jacqueline; Introduction by Mackintosh, Sophie
'A small miracle' The New York Times`For a very long time, the days went by, each just like the day before, then I began to think, and everything changed'Deep underground, thirty-nine women live imprisoned in a cage.
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By Harpman, Jacqueline
They live in an underground cage. Forty women guarded by men with whips, who do not talk. The women have been held prisoner for 15 years. Their memory of the cataclysm that ended their normal lives has ebbed, and they strive to recall whatever they can from their previous lives.
While Aline sensibly catches the train back to her orderly life, Aline-Lucien - or Orlanda, as her bold new composite self is called in homage to Virginia Woolf - follows, dragging chaos in his wake. It offers a pretext for a great deal of humour and fantasy that stirs up the old... myths' - Andre Brincourt, FigaroWinner of the Prix Medicis.Read more
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