Suite Francaise

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD13996
Released: Nov 04, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615730414
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A lost masterpiece of French literature, this epic novel of life under Nazi occupation was discovered 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Originally intended to be in five parts, the two that form this work are complete in themselves. Part One, "A Storm in June," is set in the chaos and mayhem of the massive 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. Part Two, "Dolce," opens in the provincial town of Bussy during the first influx of German soldiers. Each part features a rich cast of characters-people who never should have met, but come to form ambiguous relationships as they are forced to endure circumstances beyond their control.

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Author(s): Irene Nemirovsky
Product Number Z100042338
Released: Jul 16, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780804148733
Author(s): Irene Nemirovsky
Product Number EB00169658
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307264756

Professional reviews

"These recently rediscovered opening sections of a planned five-part novel by Irene Nemirovsky, who died in Auschwitz in 1942, are cause for rejoicing and for deep mourning for what was lost. Daniel Oreskes reads the first novella, a bleak human comedy of Parisians fleeing the city in chaos, rather pointlessly, it turns out, as the Wehrmacht arrives. Barbara Rosenblat performs the second, in which many characters from the first reappear, about the sometimes subtle, sometimes violent tensions in a French farm village under German occupation, as conquerors and conquered, aristocrats and peasants interact in unaccustomed ways. This is complex, polished, and moving work by Nemirovsky, who must have written at breakneck speed, and by two incomparable actors, a virtually flawless production that will repay multiple listenings. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2007 Audies Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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