Little Josephine (Paperback)

Memory in Pieces

By Valérie Villieu, Raphaël (Illustrator)

Life Drawn, 9781643375342, 120pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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The firsthand account of an unlikely friendship between a visiting nurse and her most special patient, Josephine.

When Valérie first met Josephine, she knew she would be embarking on a unique journey. Though vastly different in age and appearance, their connection was instantaneous. Humor quickly became their language, their playground, and despite the destabilizing troubles Joséphine faced, they were able to find new meaning in being "alive," together.

A true tale of friendship, aging, and acceptance.

About the Author

Valérie Villieu has been a visiting nurse in the Paris region for about twenty years, while at the same time pursuing personal and collective creative projects, mostly pertaining to photographic arts. Little Josephine is one component of a collective work she initiated around the theme of old age entitled Vieux (“Old”) which was exhibited at the City of Sciences and Industry (Cité de la Santé) in Paris.

Raphaël Sarfati is a bookstore keeper in a small village, as well as a comic book illustrator and an occasional vegetarian chef. He regularly collaborates with poetess Beatrice Brérot, searching for their common sequential language, and has been published in Bermuda 1,3,4,5 & X, from Expérience. But most of the time, he likes to let the days pass by, watching for the birds, and hoping for a haïku to come.