Nathalie Le Gendre
Mósa Wòsa



Mósa Wòsa

At the beginning of the 22nd century. In order to escape the drought devastating North America, huge air-conditioned Techno-cities have been built in the desert by the white people, whereas the Indians have abandoned the reservations to seek refuge in miraculous Oases, reviving links with ancestral traditions.

Motherless and of mixed race, Mósa lives in the Lakota Oasis, but his father, a white man, left to live in a Techno-City before he was even born. When the person who brought him up passes away, Mósa decides he must find his father. So he leaves the tribe to go to the big city which has always fascinated him. There he is amazed to find out that he has a twin brother, Wòsa, who is suffering from an incurable illness due to his mysterious origins.

If his young female shaman friend, Stenalitha, helps him, will the bitter and xenophobic Wòsa manage to break the chains of his illness and find life worth living again?

A book about the acceptance of others and their differences. This is followed by a postface about the case of Leonard Peltier, a Lakota Anishnabe Indian, in an American prison for nearly thirty years for a crime he didn’t commit.

“Since my first novel Dans les larmes de Gaïa (In Gaïa’s tears), published in 2003, I’ve just written everything I felt I needed to. My past often caught up with me in my stories where it would get embedded in the emotions of the characters most important to me. And then time passes, life changes and the writing gradually changes with it. The all-consuming anger I used to feel has diminished and the new novels are more serene and less critical. I like these changes and this feeling of maturity sneaking up on me. My novels, the object of many literary awards, are like me: they have liberty, life and humanity as their driving force.”

April 24, 2015
Grand format
11,50 €

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