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Bakhita by Véronique Olmi

Bakhita

Bakhita by Véronique Olmi
Hardcover
Apr 16, 2019 | 384 Pages
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    Apr 16, 2019 | 384 Pages

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    Apr 16, 2019 | 464 Pages

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“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
 
Praise for Beside the Sea:

“A harrowing evocation of mental illness, and of one woman’s terrifying inability to bear the burdens of motherhood. A sustained exercise in dread for the reader, but a surprisingly sympathetic portrait nonetheless.” —Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk about Kevin

“Prose…filled with sad poetic sense and blunt, bleak realities, compellingly conveyed in Hunter’s colloquial English.” —Times Literary Supplement

“This is a mesmerizing portrait…it should be read.” —The Guardian

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