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Description - The Dogs and the Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky

This wonderful, panoramic novel goes right back to Ir ne Nemirovsky s roots, sweeping the reader from the Jewish quarter of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century to Paris in the twenties and thirties, and back again to eastern Europe in a snowy winter on the eve of war. At its heart is a tragic love, between Ada from the poor Jewish quarter and Harry, son of a rich financier. The dogs are the comfortable, assimilated rich Jews up on the hill, while the wolves, their distant cousins, struggle below in the ghetto. Ada grows up motherless, looked after first by her father, then by an indomitable, social-climbing aunt, and eventually moves to Paris with her aunt s family, all of them looking for a brighter future. Ada makes a living in Paris as an artist. Her cousin Ben, intense and ferociously intelligent, has loved her for years; they share memories together they survived the terrible pogroms of their childhood and he presses her to marry him. But Harry Sinner is also in Paris, moving in exclusive circles, and infatuated with the daughter of a wealthy gentile banker. One day he buys two paintings which remind him of his past and the course of Ada s life c

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780701184827
ISBN-10: 0701184825
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Irene Nemirovsky

Ir ne Nemirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist, author of David Golder, Le Bal, The Courilof Affair , All Our Worldly Goods and other works published in her lifetime or soon after, as well as of the recent posthumously published Suite Fran aise and Fire in the Blood. The Dogs and the Wolves was first published in France in spring 1940, just months before France fell to the Nazis. Nemirovsky died in Auschwitz in 1942.

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