Suite française [electronic resource] / Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith.
By: Némirovsky, Irène.
Contributor(s): Smith, Sandra.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2006Edition: 1st North American ed.Description: 1 online resource (x, 395 p.) : map.ISBN: 9780307264756 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0307264750 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader).Uniform titles: Suite française. English Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Suite française.DDC classification: 843/.912 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold
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.
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