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Gisèle Pineau

The Sirens Perfume

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Date de parution : 30 août 2018
ISBN : 9782715244764
Nombre de pages : 256
Format : 14x20,5
Prix : 18,80 €

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On July 14th, 1980, Siréna Pérole alias Sissy, 27 years old, is discovered dead at home. It seems she had a bad fall. Her neighborhood receives the news with mixed feelings. in spite of a torrential rain, a huge crowd comes to her funeral. Called the Siren — due to her name and her captivating charm — she was a phenomenon: men admired her, women envied her. They were all impressed by her personality! Time goes on and the beautiful Sirena still haunts the minds. This is the case of her son, Gabriel, orphaned at the age of two and raised by Léonne, the sister of Siréna. One question remains: who was really Siréna?

Gisèle Pineau paints with mastery the singular destiny of a strong woman, through an incredible family saga. In a colourful world, full of odours and perfumes, among frangipani, white heliotropes, jasmine and other islands scents…

Gisèle Pineau is the author of La Grande Drive des esprits (Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle 1993), Chair Piment (2002), Fleur de Barbarie (2005), Morne Câpresse (2008), Cent vies et des poussières (2012, translated in Italian language at Gremese), all published in pocket edition, and Les voyages de Merry Sisal (2015)

 

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Renaudot 2018, sélection de printemps

Le jury du prix Renaudot a retenu La petite famille dans sa sélection de printemps, établie le 15 mai 2018.