Suite Francaise

Nemirovsky, Irene

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‘Suite Francaise’ is a lost masterpiece written in World War II France, telling the spellbinding story of a group of characters living under Nazi occupation.

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Read the lost masterpiece behind the major new film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Michelle Williams

In 1941, Irène Némirovsky sat down to write a book that would convey the magnitude of what she was living through by evoking the domestic lives and personal trials of the ordinary citizens of France. Némirovsky’s death in Auschwitz in 1942 prevented her from seeing the day, sixty-five years later, that the existing two sections of her planned novel sequence, Suite Française, would be rediscovered and hailed as a masterpiece.

Set during the year that France fell to the Nazis, Suite Française falls into two parts. The first is a brilliant depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; the second follows the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation. Suite Française is a novel that teems with wonderful characters struggling with the new regime. However, amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places.

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Weight 287 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 26 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

403

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K