Suite Francaise
Irene Nemirovsky

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Narrated By: Carole Boyd

Duration: 13 hours and 41 minutes

What to expect

In June 1940 France fell to the Nazis. The effects of this momentous event on the lives of ordinary Parisians and the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation are brilliantly explored in Irène Némirovsky's gripping and heartbreaking novel. Némirovsky herself was a tragic victim of the Nazi regime but she left behind her this exceptional masterpiece. In Suite Française she conjures up a vivid cast of wonderful characters who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected. Amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places.

Genre

Historical fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Second World War fiction

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A beautifully observed, devastating critique of French society on the brink of war