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Ignorance

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Young women,
  • Fiction,
  • World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • History

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A stunning war-time novel set in France from Booker-shortlisted author Michele Roberts After every war there are stories that are locked away like bluebottles in drawers and kept silent. But sometimes the past can return: in the smell of carbolic soap, in whispers darting through a village after mass, in the colour of an undelivered letter. Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angele Baudry grow up, side by side yet apart, in the village of Ste Madeleine. Marie-Angele is the daughter of the grocer, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne"s mother washes clothes for a living. She used to be a Jew until this became too dangerous. Jeanne does not think twice about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angele does not grasp; she aspires to a future of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, along with it tumbles a new, grown-up world. The village must think on its feet, play its part in a game for which no one knows the rules. Not even the dubious hero with "business contacts" who sweeps Marie-Angele off her feet. Not even the reclusive artist living alone with his sensual, red canvases. In these uncertain times, the enemy may be hiding in your garden shed and the truth is all too easily buried under a pyramid of recriminations. Michele Roberts"s new novel is a mesmerising exploration of guilt, faith, desire and judgment, bringing to life a people at war in a way that is at once lyrical and shocking.

Edition Notes

StatementMichèle Roberts
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6068.O155 I54 2012b
The Physical Object
Pagination231 pages ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26450244M
ISBN 101408816008, 1408829150, 1408831155
ISBN 109781408816004, 9781408829158, 9781408831151
LC Control Number2012515695
OCLC/WorldCa774638999

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