HUGHES Thea - The Red Door.

Année de parution: 2008
Langue: Anglais English en
(USA. New York, Eloquent Books. 2008) : roman (en)
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  • Juin 2010
    HUGHES Thea - The Red Door.
    par Bernard Delhomme

    Ana, rejected by her mother and sexually abused by her father, has carried the weight of her traumatic experiences long enough. At the age of 30, she walks across Spain on the 780-kilometer el Camino Trail searching for an end to her childhood pain. The overwhelming physical demands of the walk add to Ana’s emotional suffering. Through an unlikely friendship with Richard, a gentle, older man in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, Ana gains the support and companionship she desires. Richard teaches Ana to leave the past behind and live in the here and now — as his illness has forced him to do. These two become improbable friends : one who cannot remember and one who cannot forget. Will Ana finally find the acceptance, friendship and love she requires, or are these to forever be beyond her reach ?

    Author, Thea Hughes, walked the el Camino Trail and drew on her experiences to write The Red Door. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband, four children, and four grandchildren. Her next novel, Cry for the Moon, is set during the Apartheid years in South Africa.