Bakhita: A Novel of the Saint of Sudan

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Product Details

Price
$27.99
Publisher
Other Press (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781590519776
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About the Author

Véronique Olmi is an actor, playwright, and stage director who has written several novels, including the critically acclaimed Beside the Sea and Cet été-là, for which she received the Prix Maison de la Presse in 2011. She has also published two plays, Une séparation and Un autre que moi.

Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than eighty books, including Véronique Olmi's Bakhita and Hervé Le Tellier's Eléctrico W, winner of the French-American Foundation's 2013 Translation Prize in Fiction. She lives in Kent, England.

Reviews

"Affecting...a sincere and serious rendering of Bakhita's life...that emphasizes the profundity of [her] personal presence, even power...Bakhita's brutal story is also a story full of wonder." --New York Times

"Bakhita's story, and the author's gripping wordplay, convey the unspeakable brutality of slavery and one woman's irrepressible will to live." --Publishers Weekly

"Olmi's tale provides a glimpse into [Bakhita's] interior life, revealing the woman within the saint." --Booklist

"Beautifully written...a clear-headed and insightful reimagining of an extraordinary life...gripping." --NB

"I was enthralled and moved by Olmi's account of Bakhita's life. This spare and sensuous novel is unflinching, yet not exploitative. Everyone should read this book." --Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of A Well-Behaved Woman and Z

"A powerful, captivating story." --Marek Halter, author of Sarah

"Intimate in tone, epic in scope, Bakhita tells the moving story of one woman's trajectory from bondage to faith and healing." --Mitchell James Kaplan, author of By Fire, By Water

"Poignant...Olmi enters into this character with empathy but without excessive pathos." --Le Figaro