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Alexandra Lapierre

Translation: Rozali Sinopoulou


New York, 1900s. A young girl, passionate about rare books, cheats fate and climbs the ladder of success. She becomes the director of the magnificent library of the tycoon JP Morgan and the darling of the international aristocracy, under the pseudonym Belle da Costa Green. Bell Green for her intimates. In fact, he makes fun of them all.

Because the impressive collector, who leaves everyone speechless in her wake and reigns in the world of bibliophiles, hides a terrifying secret, in a wildly racist America. While she looks white, she is actually African-American. And on top of that, the daughter of a famous black activist who sees her desire to hide her roots as a betrayal.


This drama of a soul torn between her history and her choice to belong to the society that oppresses her people is narrated by Alexandra Lapierre. The fruit of three years of research, this novel traces the triumphs and downfalls of a life-long woman, free yet determined, whose unimaginable courage echoes today's battles.


Page: 536

ISBN: 978-960-6893-63-6

Price: €17.00

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