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9788498389890

Las vencedoras/ The Victorious

  • ISBN 13:

    9788498389890

  • ISBN 10:

    8498389895

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/21/2020
  • Publisher: Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions

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Summary

Un himno a la solidaridad y a la esperanza donde Colombani da voz a las vencedoras anónimas de la historia.

A los cuarenta años, Solène lo ha sacrificado todo por su carrera como abogada: sus sueños, sus amigos y sus amores, hasta que un día se derrumba y se sume en una profunda depresión. Para ayudarla a recuperarse, su médico le aconseja que haga tareas de voluntariado. Poco convencida, Solène encuentra por internet un anuncio que despierta su curiosidad y decide interesarse por él. Enviada a un hogar para mujeres con grave riesgo de exclusión social, tiene problemas para relacionarse con las residentes, que se muestran distantes y esquivas; pero poco a poco irá ganando su confianza y descubrirá hasta qué punto desea estar tan viva como ellas.

Un siglo antes, Blanche Peyron libra un combate. Comandante del Ejército de Salvación en Francia, abriga el sueño de ofrecer un techo a todas las excluidas de la sociedad. Con ese fin, en 1925 comienza a recaudar los fondos necesarios para comprar un hotel monumental, y un año después el Palacio de la Mujer abre sus puertas.

El Palacio de la Mujer existe y Las vencedoras nos invita a entrar en él para descubrir la dura realidad de sus habitantes. Con el mismo estilo de La trenza, Laetitia Colombani borda un emotivo canto a la fuerza de las mujeres que nos habla de pérdidas y sufrimientos, de bondad y fraternidad, que nos seduce por su empatía y nos acerca vívidamente a la trágica existencia de esas personas invisibles para la sociedad.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

A hymn to solidarity and hope where Colombani, author of The Braid, gives voice to those anonymous winners in history.
 
At age forty, Solène has sacrificed everything for her career as a lawyer: her dreams, her friends, and her love life, until one day she collapses and sinks into a deep depression. To help her recover, the doctors advise her to do some volunteer work. Unconvinced, Solène searches online and finds an ad that incites her curiosity and decides to take an interest in it. She is then sent to a home for women at serious risk of social exclusion; at first she has trouble relating to residents, who are distant and elusive, but little by little she will gain their trust and discover how much she really doesn’t want to be as removed from life as they are.
 
A century earlier, Blanche Peyron wins a battle. Commander of the Salvation Army in France, she harbors the dream of giving a roof to all those excluded from society. To that end, in 1925 she began to raise the necessary funds to buy a monumental hotel, and a year later the Palacio de la Mujer (Palace for Women) opened its doors.
 
The Palace for Women exists and Las vencedoras invites us in to discover the harsh reality of its residents. In this novel Colombani offers an emotional song about the force of women that talks about loss and suffering, as well as kindness and fraternity. It seduces the reader with its empathy and sheds a light on the tragic existence of those that are invisible to society.
 

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