Three grand narratives form the inner framework of this homeless home: daughter, mother, and grandmother provide us with three versions of the uncomfortable reality: Nelly, the eldest, draws her conclusion and finds only regret; Gladys, the mother, wants to justify her inability to live, which leads to an angry rhetorical revenge campaign; and finally Charonne, first abandoned by the parents, then by the adoptive parents, because of their skin colour and weight. She is the an outcast, but she radiates an inexhaustible energy.
In her astute morality, Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam makes this daughter a heroine with the power to create a world into which life re-enters. Like a provocative prophecy, she exclaims, "I'm coming!"
This hardback book is a fiction book in the German language. It is in good condition but the spine is slightly bent.