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Rue Centrale in English

Rue Centrale: portrait of a European city is now out in English from Editions L’Age d’Homme.

spinney_couv_e-2Lausanne is a cosmopolitan city located at the heart of Europe. Viewing it as a microcosm of the continent as a whole, Laura Spinney goes out to meet its inhabitants. The result is a portrait of a European city painted in the words of the people who live and work there. Encountered in the street, in their bedroom, on a barge or in the belfry of the cathedral, 68 individuals talk about their hopes, their fears and their daily lives. Bankers, prostitutes, illegal immigrants, pillars of the community… Word by word, from the grassroots up, they build a city in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century.

Rue Centrale is available from Payot, Lausanne’s English bookshop Books Books Books, the three kiosks of Lausanne Tourisme and online on the L’Age d’Homme webpage.