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“My name is Penelope. But I don’t weave, and I don’t wait. I save lives.”
Penelope is a Belgian physician who works with Doctors Without Borders in some of the world’s deadliest war zones,
including Syria. She returns to Belgium when she can in order to see her husband and daughter, but the transition is hard.
Her latest trip home has turned out to be even tougher than usual, as the coexistence of the two worlds she inhabits
becomes more and more difficult. Her teenage daughter has her own issues and needs attention from her mom, but for
Penelope, who spends her days amid humanitarian crises, anything less than tragedy doesn’t seem important.
The most complete and universal work yet from Belgian author Judith Vanistendael.