This second novel by the renowned French writer, Marguerite Duras, was written in 1943 when she was 29, and originally published by Gallimard in 1944 as La Vie tranquille.
Dorthe Nors’ Wild Swims is a collection of 14 short stories written tightly and tensely, with most under a thousand words.
“Although frequently painful to read, The German House is a condemnation of the Nazi past, but also an exploration of survivors’ guilt, as well as families in conflict.”
“A Bildungsroman for our troubled times, set in a place where nothing is safe or certain.”
The new English translation of Patrick Modiano’s 2003 novel Paris Nocturne defies categorization.
Immigration is often associated with economic opportunity and upward mobility, but frequently immigration results in loss of status and, for the immigrants themselves, downward mobility.