Monday 13 August 2012

#OBSummer #Books - Ford 99 - Wings of Hope

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Genre - Literary Fiction
Rating - PG
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This moment in my novel takes place in Switzerland when Sol (the father) takes Jules(the daughter) to see where he went to medical school.  Jules is astonished that her father went to medical school where he didn't initially speak the language.  Sol emphatically tells Jules that she is capable of doing something like that and much more, if she wants to.  This is important because later, Jules must decide whether or not to go to Paris, even though she doesn't speak French.  

Additionally, Sol relays a funny short story from his medical school days.  A man he was in school with did not have the same discipline to learn the language and never succeeded in speaking French, even though his family did.  The son is yelling at the father, in French.  The father is asking his wife what the child is saying.  It is a commentary on life and what success is defined as for each of us.

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