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Le Bal; And, Snow in Autumn - Irène Némirovsky, Sandra Smith
Le Bal; And, Snow in Autumn
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Le Bal is a sharp, brittle story of a girl who sets out to ruin the mother she hates. The Kampfs have risen swiftly up the ranks of 1930s Parisian society. Painfully aware of her working-class roots, and desperate to win acceptance, Madame Kampf decides to throw a huge ball to announce her... show more
Le Bal is a sharp, brittle story of a girl who sets out to ruin the mother she hates. The Kampfs have risen swiftly up the ranks of 1930s Parisian society. Painfully aware of her working-class roots, and desperate to win acceptance, Madame Kampf decides to throw a huge ball to announce her arrival to society. Her daughter Antoinette, who has just turned fourteen, dreams of attending, but Madame Kampf is resolved not to present her daughter to potential admirers. In a fury of adolescent rage and despair, Antoinette exacts a swift and horrible revenge...Snow in Autumn pays homage to Nemirovsky's beloved Chekhov and chronicles the life of a devoted servant following her masters as they flee Revolutionary Moscow and emigrate to a life of hardship in Paris. As the crisis pushes the family to the brink of dissolution, Tatiana struggles to adapt to life in Paris and waits in vain for her cherished first snow of autumn.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099493976 (0099493977)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Pages no: 106
Edition language: English
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Nemirovsky is my current literary love affair. She writes the most brilliant colourful bits of life. Le Bal is wickedly clever; Snow in Autumn is poignant. I'm gushing because I wouldn't review her in any other way.
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