The godmother : a crime novel

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Smee, Stephanie, translator.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2019.
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Toronto : ECW Press, 2019.
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185 pages ; 21 cm


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Translation of: La Daronne.
"Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid Franco-Arab judicial interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specialises in telephone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her two grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes 'the Godmother'. This is not life in the French idyll of postcards and stock photos. With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians who are more real than life itself, a sharp and amusing gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayre's bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underground that has rarely been seen."--,Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic format.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cayre, H., & Smee, S. (2019). The godmother: a crime novel . ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cayre, Hannelore, 1963- and Stephanie, Smee. 2019. The Godmother: A Crime Novel. ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cayre, Hannelore, 1963- and Stephanie, Smee. The Godmother: A Crime Novel ECW Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cayre, Hannelore, and Stephanie Smee. The Godmother: A Crime Novel ECW Press, 2019.

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