By Marguerite Andersen
Qu’ont en commun l. a. tradition sami en Norvège, le vélo comme tool de libération des femmes au Ghana et le type des milliers de sangliers qui envahissent les rues de Berlin ? Ces questions, et d’autres, sont au cœur des préoccupations qui animent Claire, Ariane et Isa, trois sœurs, des jeunes femmes toutes aussi nomades et curieuses l’une que l’autre.
Chacune à sa façon, elles prennent position dans le monde, interrogeant bien sûr l’amour, los angeles famille, los angeles carrière, mais aussi et surtout elles inscrivent leur parcours dans un univers de plus en plus marqué par l. a. cohabitation des races et l. a. variété des cultures, par des questions de justice sociale et d’écologie. Interpelées, elles prennent half aux débats et défendent avec vivacité les explanations qui leur tiennent à cœur.
Dans l. a. veine autofictionnelle qui traverse l’ensemble de son œuvre, Marguerite Andersen a façonné les trois destins en s’inspirant de l. a. vie de ses six petites-filles.
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It wasn’t so much the dark that worried her as the wildlife. She’d run into a rattlesnake in a gas station restroom in 29 Kathleen Eagle Arizona and a black bear in Glacier. She had a healthy respect for a wild animal’s survival instincts. She nearly jumped out of her skin when her light flashed on a pair of glowing eyes. ” The dog answered. Relief. Nice dog. Good dog. It wasn’t every dog that could say his own name. He escorted her to the privy, stood guard while she used it, then shepherded her back again.
She was Earth Woman. At her back he was wishing he’d stolen all the bras from her luggage before he’d turned it over to her earlier. Her white shirt had turned transparent in the rain. He glanced at the sweater she’d pulled off under the sun and stuffed under her butt for a seat cushion, which was the only thing it was good for now, wet as it was. Wet as she was, as they both were. One of the fish flipped its tail against the bottom of the canoe, welcoming the rain. But it was Heather’s tail that interested Kole.
He nodded, watching her closely as she fit the wooden tube to her lips. It took her several tries to get a sound out of it. “So I skipped a lot of music lessons when I was a kid,” she confessed as she experimented with finger placements on the holes. ” “Violin. ” “She’s right,” he said, moving behind her. ” She caught his eye over her shoulder as his arms came around her. ” “I don’t know much about ladies. ” He placed the index and middle fingers of her left hand over the first two holes. ” He covered her right hand with his, placing three fingers on the remaining three holes, then lifting the middle one.
La vie devant elles by Marguerite Andersen