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Virtual Live Reading of Hello Sadness by Françoise Sagan

Raconte moi une histoire is a daily virtual reading series of Hello Sadness by Françoise Sagan in French and English, presented by the Alliance Française de Chicago.
Subscribe to receive one chapter a day read to you in English by Hannah McDonald, and in French by Isabelle David.
Each reading releases as a youtube link, premiering each day at 8 p.m. because this is a novel for grown-ups. You will also be able to catch up by watching past readings on the Bonjour Tristesse Youtube playlist.
Each reading is between 10 and 15 minutes long, from Monday June 22th to Thursday July 2, 2020.

About Hello Sadness 
Bonjour Tristesse is French author Françoise Sagan's best-known and first novel, published in 1954 when she was only 18 years old. It is the story of a jealous, sophisticated 17-year-old girl who meddles in her father’s impending remarriage with tragic consequences. The book was written with a tone of cynical disillusionment, and it hewed to traditional form during a period of experimentation in French fiction.

"Funny, immoral and thoroughly French" — The Times

About the Readers:
Hannah McDonald is originally from Chicago. She performs improv and sketch comedy at the iO Theater. When she isn’t performing comedy, she’s writing and performing poetry at the Uptown Poetry Slam at The Green Mill.
Isabelle David directs the Franco-American School in Chicago, teaches literature classes, and is the author of the blog "Sur un livre perchée", which offers some texts, poems, and reflections for all those who are passionate about literature and the arts.