Overview

Lorsqu’un tremblement de terre survient, neuf personnes se retrouvent emprisonnées dans le sous-sol du consulat indien d’une ville américaine. S’ensuivent de longues heures d’attente et d’angoisse. Les maigres provisions qu’elles ontrassemblées s’épuisent, l’air se raréfie, l’eau commence à monter dans leur refuge, des craquements sinistres leur font craindre un nouvel effondrement... C’est alors qu’Uma – une étudiante en littérature — songe à utiliser le pouvoir de la parole pour les aider à vaincre leur ...
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Une histoire extraordinaire

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Overview

Lorsqu’un tremblement de terre survient, neuf personnes se retrouvent emprisonnées dans le sous-sol du consulat indien d’une ville américaine. S’ensuivent de longues heures d’attente et d’angoisse. Les maigres provisions qu’elles ontrassemblées s’épuisent, l’air se raréfie, l’eau commence à monter dans leur refuge, des craquements sinistres leur font craindre un nouvel effondrement... C’est alors qu’Uma – une étudiante en littérature — songe à utiliser le pouvoir de la parole pour les aider à vaincre leur angoisse. Elle suggère que chacun d’eux raconte, à tour de rôle, une histoire, une « chose extraordinaire » qui leur est arrivée et qu’ils n’ont jamais confiée à personne...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782896517695
  • Publisher: Les éditions de la courte échelle
  • Publication date: 11/26/2010
  • Language: French
  • Sold by: De Marque
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • File size: 549 KB

Meet the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Award-winning author and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in India and came to the United States at 19. She put herself through Berkeley doing odd jobs, from working at an Indian boutique to slicing bread in a bakery -- nowadays, she's enjoying the raves for her latest novel, Queen of Dreams.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Divakaruni:

"During graduate school, I used to work in the kitchen of the International House at the University of California, Berkeley. My favorite task was slicing Jell-O."

"I love Chinese food, but my family hates it. So when I'm on book tour I always eat Chinese!"

"I almost died on a pilgrimage trip to the Himalayas some years back -- but I got a good story out of it. The story is in The Unknown Errors of Our Lives -- let's see if readers can figure out which one it is!"

"Writing is so central to my life that it leaves little time/desire/need for other interests.. I do a good amount of work with domestic violence organizations -- I'm on the advisory board of Asians Against Domestic Violence in Houston. I feel very strongly about trying to eradicate domestic violence from our society."

"My favorite ways to unwind are to do yoga, read, and spend time with my family."

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    1. Hometown:
      Houston, Texas, and San Jose, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 29, 1956
    2. Place of Birth:
      Kolkata, India
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Kolkata University 1976; Ph.D. in English, University of California at Berkeley, 1984
    2. Website:

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