The book La jeune fille à la bresse will be available in bookstores from June 13th. Written by author Françoise de Luca, La jeune fille à la is a novel inspired by a true story that tells the story of the Second World War from the point of view of women.
At the end of the 1930s, Liliane and Solange were friends that lived a life where ballet jumps and flipping through fashion magazines mingled. Rebellious and luminous, Solange sometimes helps her parents, Polish Jews, to sell their hats in the markets. In contrast with her friend, Liliane, a dark young girl from an unstimulating background, discovers a whole world of freedom, love and respect. When war broke out, Solange entered the Resistance in her own way: by organizing the silent protest by elegant women at a time that advocated the natural woman and the stay-at-home mother, according to Pétain’s ideal. During this period, the two friends follow paths that sometimes intersect and sometimes deviate, but which contribute to a friendship even through memory. La jeune fille à la bresse demonstrates that sometimes memories act in our lives as miracles.
Françoise de Luca is the author of three other novels, including Pascale – rereleased under the title Reine –, a finalist for the Prix Anne-Hébert and the Prix des Libraires, and Sèna, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award.
Published by Marchand de Feuilles, this 302-page book will be available in bookstores for $28.95 starting Monday, June 13, 2022.