Catherine, une vie en Queyras, by Blanche Dao Lena
Scenes from everyday life in the Queyras
Blanche Dao Lena grew up in Aiguilles, a little village in the Queyras where she was considered as the memory of the village. This is what prompted Blanche to take the plunge and launch into the writing she so loved with her first mountain novel Catherine, une vie en Queyras , published in 2003. Through the character of Catherine and her family, Blanche tells us the story of another life and time that she knew well, the period of her life in the mountain and its society, where work rhythmed a day to day life of small, simple pleasures. The story takes place at the beginning of the 20th century in the Queyras valley with its sublime landscapes that are revealed in her words.