The Strange Scent of Saffron

byMiléna BabinTranslated byOana Avasilichioaei

October 1, 2021|
The Strange Scent of Saffron by Miléna Babin
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Lower Saint-Lawrence, summer 1988. Looking to escape the violent grip of her uncle and twin brother, Nil heads for Le Bic with a half-tamed fox in tow. There, the tough young woman meets Jacob, an HIV-positive restaurant owner mixed up in illegal saffron trafficking. Meanwhile in India, Amar is about to take part in his first harvest of the red gold while his sister Alaka tries to conceal the embarrassment of her first period. The Strange Scent of Saffron is a raw, gut-wrenching novel about the lack and gradual attainment of empowerment, partly through a sensorially-rich connection with the world.

Originally from Carleton-sur-Mer in the Gaspésie, Miléna Babin has lived in Quebec City for the past ten years. In her books, she likes to give life to impulsive and imperfect characters who are often hounded by darkness and suffering, but who find the courage to move toward the light. Exploring the balance between shadow and light is ...
Title:The Strange Scent of Saffron
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.5 in
Published:October 1, 2021
Publisher:Guernica Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771836197

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