The narrator of this story, Aldo, a world-weary young aristocrat, is posted to the coast of Syrtes, where the Admiralty keeps the seas constantly patrolled to defend the demarcation between two powers still officially at war. This book won the Prix Goncourt.
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Julien Gracq (the pseudonym of Louis Poirier) was born in 1910 in Saint-le-Vieil. His three other novels have appeared in English as A Dark Stranger, The Castle of Argol, and Balcony in the Forest.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Harvill (Harper Collins) 1993. Good-to-very good condition paperback with clean, unmarked pages and minimal wear to cover. No creasing to spine but some minor dog-earing to outside corners of cover, both front and back. Not an ex-libary copy. Dispatched from UK within three days. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1507734744527