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Blond cendré

Blond cendré
EAN : 
9782709647502
Parution : 
27/08/2014
205 pages
18.00 €

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Si les morts parlent aux vivants, c’est pour leur apprendre comment vivre et ne se souvenir que de l’amour.

Alba et Maurizio se rencontrent à Rome pendant la guerre. Elle transmet les messages de la Résistance, il est coiffeur dans le ghetto. Déporté à Auschwitz, Maurizio survit en devenant le barbier de sa baraque, sans jamais renoncer au souvenir d’Alba, à la délicatesse de son visage dessiné sur du papier volé. 

Ce portrait, comme sa souffrance, Maurizio l’a confié à sa petite-fille. 

Des années plus tard, au cours d’une interminable nuit, elle raconte à l’homme qu’elle aime cette histoire qui est son héritage. Mais à mesure que la nuit avance, le drame resurgit…

Alba and Maurizio met in Rome during the war. She was a law student and underground resistant. He was a Jewish hairdresser in the ghetto and took refuge in Alba’s apartment after the famous mass round-up and arrest of Jews in October 1943. Every Sunday, Maurizio took to trimming Alba’s ash blond hair. He worshiped her hair as much as he worshiped her. In the spring, they were captured by the Nazis.  Alba was incarcerated, Maurizio was deported to Auschwitz. He survived by becoming the barber of his barracks but he never forgot Alba.
Time passes. During an endless and tragic January evening, Flor, Maurizio’s granddaughter, recounts this story to her fiancé exactly as her grandfather told it to her. She hopes the man she loves will find Alba’s courage and the strength to endure Flor’s absence.