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Rencontre with Colum McCann

Zoli is the major new novel from Colum McCann about a Gypsy woman exiled for betraying her people. It is loosely based on the life of the Gypsy poet, Papusza, who was sentenced to a 'Life of Pollution' by her fellow Roma when a Polish intellectual published her poems. This brilliantly written book brings the culture and period to life in a book about betrayal and redemption, and storytelling in all its guises. The rencontre marks its publication in French by Editions Belfond.

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