byAnna GavaldaTranslated byJennifer Rappaport

August 9, 2019|
Billie by Anna Gavalda
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Two Parisians recount the story of their friendship while trapped in the Cevennes Mountains in this #1 international bestselling novel. When we meet Billie, she is trapped in a gorge in the Cevennes National Park of France. There with her, injured and delirious with pain, is her best friend Franck. The two have relied on each other since they met years ago in Paris. As darkness encroaches, Billie recounts stories from their lives to stave off panic. Alternating between recollections of their childhoods and their dire present predicament, what unfolds is a moving tale of friendship and resilience. A bright kid, Franck''s future was menaced at every turn by his judgmental father and the bigotry surrounding him. As for Billie, she was willing to do anything and everything to escape from her abusive and alcohol-addled family. From the moment they met, Billie and Franck watched out for each other. Soon they became each other''s chosen family through the best and worst moments of growing up in the City of Light. Translated into more than twenty-five languages, Billie is a beautifully crafted novel that conveys a positive message about overcoming life''s trials.
Born in Paris in 1970,Anna Gavalda published her first work in 1999 while working as a high school French teacher. Je voudrais que quelqu''un m''attende quelque part, a collection of short stories, was met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France. The b...
Title:BillieFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.56 inPublished:August 9, 2019Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609455126

ISBN - 13:9781609455125

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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