October 27, 2016 3:28pm
OCT 27, 2016
Center for the Study of Europe, Frederick St. Pardee School of Global Studies
121 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Bestselling Paris-based novelist and musician, Lola Lafon, will be discussing her latest novel in English translation, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled. This fictionalized account of the life of Nadia Comaneci, a child of communist Romania and an Olympic gymnast who inspired young girls around the globe, shows how a single athletic event mesmerizes the world and reverberates across nations. A book signing will follow the talk.