La Femme de Gilles

Editeur: Melville House Date de sortie: 2016-11-15

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"e;A haunting, slim novel which has the mesmeric inevitability of a classical tragedy."e; --Independent on SundayLa Femme de Gilles tells the story of a fatal love trianglewritten on the eve of World War II.Set among the dusty lanes and rolling valleys of rural 1930s Belgium, La Femme de Gilles is the tale of a young mother, Elisa, whose world is overturned when she discovers that her husband, Gilles, has fallen in love with her younger sister, Victorine. Devastated, Elisa unravels. As controlled as Elena Ferrante's The Days of Abandonment and as propulsive as Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation, La Femme de Gilles is a hauntingly contemporary story of desperation and lust and obsession, from an essential early-feminist writer.Just after her novel was first published in 1937, Madeleine Bourdouxhe disassociated herself from her publisher (which had been taken over by the Nazis) and spent most of World War II in Brussels, actively working for the resistance. Though she continued to write, her work was largely overlooked by history . . . until now.

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Informations complémentaires

Genre: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Collection: Melville House

Format: EPub

Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781612195889

Informations complémentaires

Genre: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Collection: Melville House

Format: EPub

Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781612195889

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