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The godmother : a crime novel

Author: Hannelore Cayre; Stephanie Smee
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid Franco-Arab judicial interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specialises in telephone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her two grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cayre, Hannelore, 1963-
Godmother.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1101966211
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannelore Cayre; Stephanie Smee
ISBN: 9781770415430 1770415432
OCLC Number: 1101965802
Notes: Translation of: La Daronne.
First published in French by Editions Métailié, Paris, 2017.
First published in English by Black Inc. Books, an imprint of Schwartz Publishing, 2019.
"Inspiration for the upcoming motion picture Mama Weed" -- front cover.
Description: 185 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Daronne.
Responsibility: Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee.

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"Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid Franco-Arab judicial interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specialises in telephone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her two grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes 'the Godmother'. This is not life in the French idyll of postcards and stock photos. With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians who are more real than life itself, a sharp and amusing gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayre's bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underground that has rarely been seen."--

Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, is an underpaid Franco-Arab judicial interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specializes in telephone tapping. Widowed, wedged between university fees for her two grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her aging mother, she's laboring to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in-- and infiltrating-- the machinations of a massive drug deal. It's the first step in an entirely new career path: Patience becomes 'the Godmother'. -- adapted from back cover

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