To protect the reputation of his beautiful and selfish wife, Jonas tells a small lie. She had often gone off with younger men since their wedding. In fact her family, most of the neighbours all knew this. So how could Jonas, the timid little bookseller foresee the dumb hostility and suspicion, the police inquiries, the ugly discoveries his little lie would provoke. Jonas is a Russian-Jewish immigrant who believes he has been accepted in the community of the market square where he has settled, and which he thinks of as home. But the hatred and resentment he has to endure as suspicion mounts reveal his true, terrifying isolation.
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Georges Simenon was born in Liege in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed. Simenon died in Switzerland in 1989.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1986. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A reprint with light creasing to the spine and light edge wear to the cover. The book is clean and tightly bound, whilst the pages are very lightly tanned, there being a light impact to the page edges. There are no ink inscriptions. (Please note that the photo where supplied is of the actual item for sale and is not a stock photo). Bookseller Inventory # 003768
Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1986. Pictorial Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. Two Novels by Georges Simenon in the One Book: The Little Man from Archangel (translated by Nigel Ryan) / Monsieur Monde Vanishes (translated by Jean Stewart). Cover photograph by John Knights. Printed in Great Britain. A nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 262pp. SB-239. Size: 20 x 13cm. Bookseller Inventory # 022529
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 1986-01-30, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140081398-21