In June 1940 France fell to the Nazis. The effects of this momentous event on the lives of ordinary Parisians and the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation are brilliantly explored in Irène Némirovsky's gripping and heartbreaking novel. Némirovsky herself was a tragic victim of the Nazi regime but she left behind her this exceptional masterpiece. In Suite Française she conjures up a vivid cast of wonderful characters who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected. Amidst the mess of defeat, true nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places.
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" A masterpiece" ( Sunday Times)
" Quite outstanding, full of beauty, pain and truth" (Anne Chisholm Sunday Telegraph)
" An irresistible work. Suite Francaise clutches the heart" (Carmen Callil The Times)
" The work of a genuine artist" (Julian Barnes Guardian)
" Magnificent" ( The Times)
A major event – the first publication of a lost masterpiece written in 2nd WW France and telling the spellbinding story of a group of characters living under Nazi occupation.
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Book Description EDITIONS GALLIMARD, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099519070