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Shadows of a Childhood A Novel of War and Friendship

ISBN-10: 1595583564

ISBN-13: 9781595583567

Edition: N/A

Authors: Elisabeth Gille, Linda Coverdale

List price: $14.95
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For everyone who readSuite Françaiseand wants to know more, a beautiful reissue of Ir232;ne Némirovsky's daughter's searing story of her parents' disappearance. Irène Némirovsky's posthumousSuite Françaisehas become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than half a million copies since its publication in 2006. As those who know it are keenly aware, Némirovsky was killed by the Nazis before she had a chance to write the last three sections of what she intended to be a five-part work. As Claire Messud wrote inBookforum, Némirovsky's "hope in the midst of hopelessness...is a rare gift." As they were being deported to concentration camps, Némirovsky and her husband, like so many other German Jews, sent their two young daughters, then five and seven, to live under assumed identitiesin this case in a Catholic boarding school in the south of Francewhich enabled them to survive the war. The younger daughter, Elisabeth Gille, became a well-known French publisher, and chronicled her wartime experiences in her own novel,Shadows of a Childhood. Originally published long before the manuscript ofSuite Françaisewas discovered,Shadows of a Childhoodis now available for Némirovsky fans who want to know more about the circumstances of her death and her daughters' survival. Gille's haunting novel is a moving sequel to her mother's masterpiece and an important part of an extraordinary family's literary legacy.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 138
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374

Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honored with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.