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La Vengeance des mères

La Vengeance des mères

  • Title: La Vengeance des mères
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  • ISBN : 9782749143293
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : French
  • Page : 382 pages


The stunning sequel to the awarding winning novel One Thousand White Women 9 March 1876My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie We have nothing left, less than nothing The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly tr The stunning sequel to the awarding winning novel One Thousand White Women 9 March 1876My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie We have nothing left, less than nothing The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains Empty of human feeling, half dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone We curse the U.S government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike We curse God in his heaven Do not underestimate the power of a mother s vengeanceSo begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government s Brides for Indians program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses These brides were mostly fallen women women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums No one expected this program to work The brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom But many of them fell in love with the Cheyennes spouses and had children with themand became Cheyenne themselves THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS is a novel that explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as unspeakable What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love As he did in ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history, and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today


Author Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus was born in Chicago on March 23, 1950 He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in 1971 He has traveled extensively and lived over the years in Colorado, Florida, the French West Indies, Idaho, France, and Arizona For ten years he worked as a teaching tennis professional in Colorado and Florida, and in 1980 moved to the tiny town




La Vengeance des mères Reviews (31)

  • 3.5 starsThis book is the sequel to One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd, a fictional story set in the 1870s in which the U.S government agrees to send a total of 1000 white women to intermarry with the Cheyenne in exchange for 1000 horses Supposedly, this will advance peaceful relation [..]

  • SPOILERS AHEAD and Major rant ahead The long awaited sequel to One Thousand White Women, Jim Fergus immediately picks up his latest book where the first one ended, so make sure you read it first The premise of the novel is based on historical speculation rather than any concrete proof just go on the [..]

  • I truly liked this fictitious novel chronically done through jounel entries of the trials of white women who were pledged into the service of marrying Indians in order to pay their debt to society The story was harrowing and a total page turner for this reader.As the journals are read, we are introd [..]

  • I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in an exchange for an honest review All my opinions are my own A bunch of these I won decided to come in at the same time haha Cover of my ARC. different from what pictured on GR.Still good cover, but like the other better Random musings This was an easier rea [..]

  • Men may be the warriors but there is nothing so powerful as the vengeance of a mother who has lost her child to violence Having survived the bloody Mackenzie massacre that killed so many, Meggie and Susie Kelly, who s babies froze from the cold, are out to punish any and all in revenge for their bab [..]

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