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Le Jardin des Sangarde

Eve is a devoted, demanding academic who pours all of her time and energy into her research and teaching. Her career has impressed everyone around her, when the first symptoms of a strange malady appear. Although the malady is clearing winning, she tries to ignore the warning signs, stubbornly acting as though nothing’s wrong until the day she collapses at a major conference. Then she finally takes a good look at herself and wonders: who is that anxious, wasted looking woman staring at me in the mirror?

Obliged to take sick leave, Eve tries to find meaning in the pain that has laid her low. Like it or not, she lets her mother and her friend Laura tend to her. Then a serious accident caused by Eve’s weakness changes everything.

Unable to bear her city or her life any longer, Eve flees to her grandmother’s house in the snow-covered Morvan countryside. There she tries to forget and to forgive herself. While taming her ancestor’s garden as it emerges from winter, she is gradually able to connect with, understand, accept and even love the other she has become. A springtime to find a new place for herself in the world of the living.

Le Jardin des Sangarde opens like a tale of disillusionment and evolves into a story of letting go, rebuilding and redemption.

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  • Littérature française
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  • Publication date : 05/05/2022
  • Size : 13 x 19 cm, 368 p., 19,50 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03621-1
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