“The First Emperor could never have dreamed that 2200 years later, his terracotta soldiers would travel to almost every corner of the world, while he still rests in his mysterious underground palace.”
Based on documentary research and personal interviews with some of the workers, François Bon has created a work that captures the very human and often tragic side of this drama. As he himself describes it, "If these female workers no longer have a place anywhere, let this novel be their memoir."
Abou Farman's Clerks of the Passage is one of seven books LLP published in its launch year, 2012.
In September 2014, LLP embarked on a process that has led, one year later, to the decision to publish books in French as well as English.
The first step was a grant application to the Canada Council, in which we made a committment to disseminate the results of the process. This three-part article was submitted in slightly different form to the agency in September 2015 as part of our final report to the Leadership for Change program.
This is Part I of a three-part text. Part II is here.