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Victoire

Victoire

(2010)
My Mother's Mother
A novel by

 
The critically acclaimed, award-winning author of the classic historical novel Segu, Maryse Condé has pieced together the life of her maternal grandmother to create a moving and profound novel.

Maryse Condé's personal journey of discovery and revelation becomes ours as we learn of Victoire, her white-skinned mestiza grandmother who worked as a cook for the Walbergs, a family of white Creoles, in the French Antilles.

Using her formidable skills as a storyteller, Condé describes her grandmother as having "Australian whiteness for the color of her skin...She jarred with my world of women in Italian straw bonnets and men necktied in three-piece linen suits, all of them a very black shade of black. She appeared to me doubly strange."

Victoire was spurred by Condé's desire to learn of her family history, resolving to begin her quest by researching the life of her grandmother. While uncovering the circumstances of Victoire's unique life story, Condé also comes to grips with a haunting question: How could her own mother, a black militant, have been raised in the Walberg's home, a household of whites?

Creating a work that takes readers into a time and place populated with unforgettable characters that inspire and amaze, Condé's blending of memoir and imagination, detective work and storytelling artistry, is a literary gem that readers won't soon forget.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Author(s): Maryse Conde
ISBN: 1-4165-9276-8 / 978-1-4165-9276-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Author(s): Maryse Conde
ISBN: 1-4767-8636-4 / 978-1-4767-8636-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Author(s): Maryse Conde
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Author(s): Maryse Conde
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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