Author Name    Shreve, Anita


Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Back Bay Books 1997

ISBN Number    0316789844 / 9780316789844

Seller ID   RWARE0000038965

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. As in her earlier novels, Shreve (Eden Close) affectingly explores themes o f love and loss with piercing clarity, once again capturing the fragile emo tions of those in pain. Here, however, she moves from her customary domesti c, contemporary milieu to WWII Europe?to the Belgian village of Delahaut, w here young Claire Daussois and her husband, Henri, are members of an underg round resistance movement. When a British plane goes down outside the town in December 1943, the plucky 10-year-old Jean Benoit finds a survivor, Ted Brice, hides him in his father's barn and then summons the aid of Mme. Daus sois. As she has done with other refugees, Claire shelters the 22-year-old captain in her attic. When it becomes necessary for Henri to go into hiding , Claire and Ted embark on a brief affair, a passionate liaison made more p oignant by its simultaneous inevitability and futility. With deceptive simp licity and superb control, Shreve evokes the impersonal horrors of wartime and its heartbreaking personal tragedies?often combining those elements to almost overwhelming effect, as when Jean witnesses the execution of several townspeople as reprisal for their resistance activities. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Price = 500.00 JPY

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