In her first novel, “The Dey of the hospital – An adventurer in Algeria”, Laurence Huard bears witness to the hope and courage of those who leave their countries.
In a style that is both accessible and pleasant, Laurence testifies here to exceptional lives and journeys! She says she was overwhelmed by extraordinary encounters, which remain in her memory. It is these very strong links with Algeria that she wants to keep so that these lives are not forgotten, their paths are not erased, and that these adventurers are recognized and honored.
She is totally transparent, so that these encounters that have touched her, in turn affect the readers.
Here is what the media say: “In twenty years of life on the African continent, Laurence Huard, a young Angevin, full of dynamism and enthusiasm, has crossed paths with extraordinary men and women. By writing, she lends them a voice and gives meaning to these lives lost in our immensities. »
The summary of the book also sets the tone of the story: “Samuel embodies the place of many encounters, mutual understanding and shared respect in the suffering of the corridors of a hospital and in the Algerian desert. Eleven months of proximity and promiscuity in a universe of care, give each day what the wave offers to the ocean, movement and continual renewal, life and death, an essential cycle. You have to have lived in the presence of these immigrant men and women, not to talk about them anymore, but to listen and try to be no more than passers-by of words. Who then will deny them the right to go further and the choice of an adventure towards existence? »
A profound book, poignantly human and which reveals the great sensitivity of the author. A must read.
From our sister in Sceaux, France, Huguette Regennass