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The girl from the Chartreuse

By: Peju, Pierre

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0099468697 / 9780099468691
Paperback
843.92
04/05/2006
Stock expected by 20/12/2019
England
Foreign
20 cm 165 p.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 2005.
An outstanding prize winning, best-selling French novel. "An unbearable and magnificent novel - on how the ocean of literature breaks against the silence of childhood", Le Nouvel Observateur

One wet afternoon, Etienne Vollard, driving a vanload of books to his shop, knocks down a little girl, Eva.

Haunted by guilt, Vollard visits Eva in hospital and reads stories to her while she lies in a coma.

He also meets Eva's mother, Therese, a struggling single parent whose dream is to be faraway, alone.

When Eva awakes, the three of them are immediately aware that their lives are forever altered.

Pierre Peju's profound and moving novel is about life, childhood, loneliness, and learning to accept and understand our differences.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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