Comment, lorsqu'on est une femme seule, travailleuse avec une vision morale de l'existence... qu'on a trimé toute sa vie pour garder la tête hors de l'eau tout en élevant ses enfants... qu'on a servi la justice sans faillir, traduisant des milliers d'heures d'écoutes téléphoniques avec un statut de travailleur au noir... on en arrive à franchir la ligne jaune ?
The life story of the widow Patience Portefeux is at times, amusing, other times poignant. Brought up in luxurious neglect for most of the year, Patience is the daughter of a Tunisian born Mafiosi and a camp survivor. She ...more
Patience Portefeux (what a name!) translates Arabic communications fro ...more
There are places ...more
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I was interested in reading this book based on the description on the NetGalley site. I had high hopes. I was disappointed. The underlying story for The Godmother is a good one. The author took too long getting to this story. In fact, it took about 25% of the book before I was engaged at all. I was abo ...more
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This is the voice of Patience Portefeux, a 50 year old French woman of Tunisian/Viennese Jewish parents. The above excerpt relates to her mother who is no ...more
The story: a Parisian woman who is an expert in Arabic is hired by the courts and police to translate intercepted communications between various Tunisian and. Moroccan drug dealers. In the course of this work ...more