Éditions Gallimard has just launched a new series called Folio-Cinéma. The collection has 12 boxes, each containing a film with a related novel. One of these is dedicated to Adèle Hugo (Victor Hugo’s daughter), who traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Bridgetown, Barbados on the heels of her beloved Albert Pinson.
As she slowly succumbed to madness and ill health, she was finally rescued by Céline Álvarez Baa, a traveling higgler (originally from Trinidad) who heroically embarked on the transatlantic trip to France to deliver Hugo to her father. This box includes Raphaël Confiant’s novel Adèle et la pacotilleuse and François Truffaut’s film L’histoire d’Adèle H (with Isabelle Adjani as Adèle Hugo).
For more information, see http://www.mollat.com/livres/raphael-confiant-adele-pacotilleuse-9782070399932.html