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Read by Mark Bramhall.
From the author of the universally acclaimed and bestselling Suite Francaise: a newly discovered novel, never before published?a story of passion and long-kept secrets, set against the background of a rural French village in the years before World War II. We hear the voice of Silvio: a man getting on in years who has returned to the village of his youth after a long time abroad. He lives by himself, enjoys his wine and his solitude. But a visit from his cousin Ȟ̈lne and her husband Fraṅois, with their future son-in-law in tow, begins to draw Silvio back into the life of his family and of this insular community, toward the revelation of secrets he and others have guarded for decades. As the novel unfolds, we are given an intimate picture of the web of marriage and infidelity, loyalties set against love, trust and betrayal, scandal vying with reputation, evils petty and potent, youthful passions and regrets of age that tie Silvio to both his past and the unexpected events of the present. Nemirovsky wrote with a crystalline understanding of the pretensions and protections of society, and of the varied workings of the human heart; with a simple, vigorous language that is as resonant in its evocation of time and place as it is of the emotional and moral ambiguities in her characters' lives. All of which was evident in Suite Fraṅaise and abundantly evident again in this splendid addition to an already remarkable oeuvre.
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