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The Godmother

Hannelore Cayre



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Black Inc
03 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
The French bestseller La Daronne Now a major film starring Isabelle Huppert Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid French-Arabic translator who specialises in police phone taps. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is wedged between the costs of raising her daughters and the nursing home fees for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water.

Happening upon an especially revealing set of wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path- Patience becomes 'the Godmother'.

With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians more real than life itself, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayre's bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underworld that has rarely been seen, casting a piercing and darkly humorous gaze on everyday survival in con-temporary France.

'Devourable in a sitting' -Sarah Krasnostein 'Vivid, smoky dialogue and a sly ending that ticks all the boxes . . . Masterly' -Le Figaro 'A visceral delight' -Angela Savage
By:   Hannelore Cayre
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9781760641610
ISBN 10:   1760641618
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   03 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hannelore Cayre is an award-winning French novelist, screenwriter and director, and a practising criminal lawyer. Her works include Legal Aid, Masterpieces and Like It Is in the Movies. She has directed several short films and the adaptation of Commis d'office (Legal Aid) is her first feature-length film. She lives in Paris.

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