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The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre

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WINNER: 2020 CWA CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION DAGGER
WINNER: EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION PRIZE
WINNER: GRAND PRIX DE LITTÉRATURE POLICIÈRE

Meet Patience Portefeux - 53 years old, widowed mother of two, fluent Arabic speaker, upstanding French citizen... and soon to become
The Godmother.
For 25 years she has toiled honestly, translating police wire-taps of north African drug gangs. She knows she's just a footsoldier in a senseless politicians' war against high-grade hashish, a tiny cog in the state machinery of racism and repression. But it's always paid the bills - until now.
The scrimping French state pays its translators 'off the books', meaning there'll be no pension to reward her long years of service. With her mother's extortionate care home eating her savings, a lonely and impoverished old age lies ahead. So when Patience gets the chance to take possession of a vast stash of top-quality Moroccan Khardala, she doesn't hesitate long. Exit the grey-suited civil servant. Enter
The Godmother. Life in the banlieues will never be the same again.

REVIEWS

"Breaking Bad meets Weeds, with a French suburban twist... Patience is one of the standout characters in this year's crime fiction crop, and you'll be rooting for her all the way." - Guardian

"It's a joy to visit the entire world that Hannelore Cayre conjures in the 205 pages of The Godmother... Witty and surprising, with zero waffle, and written entirely from the centre: character first, politics second or even third, and the story shines for it." - 
Spectator

"Magnificent... the reader roots all the while for the criminal -- a woman in a man's world, battling race, age and gender while cheerfully ignoring ethics." - New York Times

"A fabulous noir." - Le Point

"Rigorous - superbly plotted by an author who clearly knows the territory. Vivid, smoky dialogue and an ending that ticks all the boxes... Masterly." - Le Figaro

PRODUCT DETAILS
Paperback
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
ISBN: 978-1910400968
Pages: 224