The Wine of Solitude

Author(s): Irene Nemirovsky
Original Publish Date: Dec 17, 2014
Product Number: EB00584856
Released: Dec 17, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101911440
Publisher: Vintage
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Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Francaise. Beginning in a fictionalized Kiev, The Wine of Solitude follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Helene grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into a strongwilled young woman. From the hot Kiev summers to the cruel winters of St Petersburg and eventually to springtime in Paris, the would-be writer Helene blossoms, despite her mother's neglect, into a clear-eyed observer of the life around her. Here is a powerful tale of disillusionment — the story of an upbringing that produces a young woman as hard as a diamond, prepared to wreak a shattering revenge on her mother. A Vintage Paperback Original

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