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Red Cashmere (Cachemire rouge)

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Original Language: French | 280 pp. | May 2019

2 Seas Represents: World Excl. French

Rights sold: Spain (Grijalbo, in a pre-empt), Italy (Nord, in a pre-empt

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In the steppes of Mongolia, surrounded by her parents and brothers, Bolormaa leads a nomadic life and is at one with nature. But when a terribly cold winter kills off their flock of cashmere goats, the family must leave their home on the mountain and search for jobs elsewhere. Bolormaa finds a job in a cashmere production factory in the Chinese city of Ordos.

She manages to find little comfort in a new friend- ship with Xiaoli and very quickly, she is convinced to leave China in search of Italy, where there is a large Chinese community in Prato, a Tuscan city that specialises in the textile industry.

Then begins for the two young women a great trip to their Eldorado. From Asia to Europe, from the trans-Siberian railway to the bottom of a goods truck, they will face many dangers in trying to make their dreams come true. But will they succeed in building a better future?

Christiana Moreau is a self-taught artist, a painter and sculptor. She lives in Seraing, in the province of Liège, Belgium. The Lost Sonata was her debut novel.