A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

By Tatiana de Rosnay

All of it started with an easy seashore holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their youth. Antoine Rey proposal he had the proper shock for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by way of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many chuffed adolescence summers enjoying at the seashore. It have been too lengthy, Antoine concept, when you consider that they’d lower back to the island—over thirty years, for the reason that their mom died and the relatives vacations ceased. however the island’s haunting good looks triggers very happy stories; it reminds Mélanie of anything unforeseen and deeply anxious approximately their final island summer time. whilst, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she understands to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and she or he loses regulate of the car.

Recovering from the twist of fate in a close-by clinic, Mélanie attempts to keep in mind what triggered her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: horny, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will educate him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and loss of life. abruptly, even if, the prior comes swinging again at either siblings, pressured with a depressing fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.

Trapped within the wake of a stunning kin mystery shrouded through taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and likewise his relationships together with his personal childrens. How good does he fairly recognize his mom, his childrens, even himself? unexpectedly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will study the reality approximately his relations and himself the tough way.

By turns exciting, seductive and damaging, with a lingering impression that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery stored is the tale of a contemporary relations, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the influence it has all through lifestyles.

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The impact of miners’ radio stations on social change is also important in terms of building cultural identity among miners’ and nearby peasant communities. On a daily basis, the radio stations were permanently open to participation. Visits to the stations were very frequent, whenever people needed to express themselves on any issue affecting their lives. The main innovations of the miners’ radio stations concern community participation. As simple as it looks when we describe it, it was as revolutionary in the 1950s, as it is today: clearly, very few participatory communication experiences have reached the point of total ownership of media in terms of technology, management, contents and service to the community.

At that time the miners’ unions in Bolivia were still very powerful and considered among the most important and politically advanced in Latin America. In times of peace and democracy — not very often — miners’ radio stations were integrated into the daily life of the community. They became the closest and most effective replacement for telephone and postal services. People would get their mail through the stations and post messages of all kinds, which were read several times during the day: calls for a meeting of women from the Comité de Amas de Casa (Housewives Committee); messages from the union leaders about their negotiations with the government in the capital; messages of love among youngsters; announcing a new play by Nuevos Horizontes drama group (often staged on the platform of a big truck, with workers illuminating the scene with their own lamps); announcements of sport activities, burials, births and festivities.

A swift process of migration towards the Mexican capital took place in the 1960s and 1970s, because the farming would only occupy the rural population for five months every year. Telephone and electricity was atypical and no local television or radio stations existed at all. The only option for the local population was listening to the stations from neighbouring states. This situation of isolation and poor available services motivated the creation of Radio Huayacocotla in 1965, as a radio-school.

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