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Clara's Tale by Pierre Peju
Book DescriptionPaul, a young Frenchman, meets Clara in the Bavarian village of Kehlstein during the 1960s. He is the son of a Resistance fighter, murdered in mysterious circumstances; she, the daughter of a doctor who had served in the Wehrmacht. Both were born at a time when Europe was at last at peace, yet they are both victims of history, for each of them bears the weight of pain and memory, and each is an indirect witness to the crimes and ravages of war. Paul's and Clara's paths are to cross and entwine in unexpected ways over the years. Paul becomes a sculptor, she a photographer, but in their work, as in their lives, neither can escape the truth of Shakespeare's observation that 'the evil that men do lives after them'. Written in beautiful prose, "Clara's Tale" is a magnificent novel, which spans the political events of the second half of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846550072
(223mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pierre Peju
Clara's Tale, Paperback (August 2008)
Paul, a young Frenchman, meets Clara in the Bavarian village of Kehlstein during the 1960s. He is the son of a Resistance fighter, murdered in mysterious circumstances; she, the daughter of a doctor who had served in the Wehrmacht.
Girl from the Chartreuse, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Pierre Peju
One wet afternoon, Etienne Vollard knocks down a little girl, Eva. Haunted by guilt, he visits Eva in hospital and also meets her mother, Therese. When Eva awakes, the three of them are immediately aware that their lives are forever altered. This novel is about life, childhood, loneliness, and learning to accept and understand our differences.
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Author Biography - Pierre Peju
PIERRE PEJU, writer, philosopher and director of studies at the International College of Philosophy, has written four books including The Girl from the Chartreuse.
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