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Un jour d’été que rien ne distinguait
Stéphanie Chaillou

France, the early 1960s: Louise is born into a family of debt-ridden farmers. It is a harsh, miserable life that offers no choices. But from as far back as she can remember, Louise has always known this: she will never accept her situation or the domination that she sees imposed on the people around her. Her conviction is only strengthened when she starts school, where she realizes that as a girl, her life is more restricted than the boys’, and again later, by the view of high-school girls playing dumb and losing themselves in hopes of pleasing men, rather than themselves.

There’s nothing to be done: something inside of her refuses to negotiate. She simply won’t accept it. She will be neither poor, nor sad, nor resigned. Knowing that, she categorically refuses the role to which she has been assigned as a woman, categorically refusing to be confined to the domestic sphere, to be corseted by a need to be seductive or to exist only in men’s gaze.

In late 1970s France, a freedom-loving young woman refuses to accept the straitjacketed role to which she has been assigned. She throws herself headlong into her studies, discovers sex, and cultivates her uniqueness… until that fateful Summer Day that Seemed Like Any Other.

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  • Publication date : 05/03/2020
  • Size : 12,8 X 20 cm, 144 p., 14,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-88250-636-8
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