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1st North American ed.
x, 395 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Storm in June -- Dolce -- Iréne Némirovsky's handwritten notes on the situation in France and her plans for Suite Franc̦aise, taken from her notebooks -- Correspondence -- Preface to the French Edition.
[In this novel], "A Storm in June," is set in the chaos of the tumultuous exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. As the German army approaches, Parisians seize what belongings they can and flee the city, the wealthy and the poor alike searching for means to escape. Thrown together under circumstances beyond their control, a group of families and individuals with nothing in common but the harsh demands of survival find themselves facing the annihilation of their world, and human nature is revealed for what it is - sometimes tender, sometimes terrifying ... "Dolce," is set in a German-occupied village near Paris, where, riven by jealousy and resentment, resistance and collaboration, the lives of the townspeople reveal nothing less than the essence of the French identity. The delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted plays out dangerously against the background of Occupation.-Dust jacket.
Smith, Sandra, 1949-
Suite française. English
Online version: Némirovsky, Irène, 1903-1942. Suite française. English. Suite française. 1st North American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2006 (OCoLC)607795766