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Literary meeting with Irène Frain

Cultural, Exhibition in Montauban
  • The joy of the solitary woman (Seuil)

  • Inspired by real events that took place in the 1850s in the United States, this choral novel tells the story of an Indian woman who is left for dead on an island, alone for 18 months. One day, an otter hunter finds her and brings her back to the continent, but this stranger intrigues. Nicknamed "the lonely woman", she speaks an enigmatic language, expresses herself by signs, she sings, dances, laughs. Doctor Shaw will protect her and try to piece together her story. A historical novel that...
    Inspired by real events that took place in the 1850s in the United States, this choral novel tells the story of an Indian woman who is left for dead on an island, alone for 18 months. One day, an otter hunter finds her and brings her back to the continent, but this stranger intrigues. Nicknamed "the lonely woman", she speaks an enigmatic language, expresses herself by signs, she sings, dances, laughs. Doctor Shaw will protect her and try to piece together her story. A historical novel that also evokes the gold rush, colonization and its massacres.

    The work of Irène Frain is rich in thirty novels and biographies acclaimed by critics and the public for their narrative breath and their flawless documentation. Some are already classics: The Nabob, Family Secrets, Devi, The Castaways of Tromelin Island, Out of Nothing, Marie Curie Takes a Lover. She received the Interallié prize in 2020 for her story A crime without importance.

    "The talent of Irène Frain is life, time never lost or defeated"
    Yann Queffelec

    The Auditorium / Free upon reservation
    Sale of books + dedications hosted by the Fox Woman
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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  • On February 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM
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