Great Translations: Sans Moi by Marie Desplechin

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A young single mom hires a 23-year-old prostitute (supposedly ex-) and drug user (supposedly ex-) to be her kids’ babysitter. In the first go-round the mother has to chase away drug dealers who come to the door looking for the young woman. The story is one of the evolving relationship between the two women as they learn to help each other and save each other in times of impending disaster. The women…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.