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The Wine of Solitude, Nemirovsky, Irene

The Wine of Solitude

Authors: Nemirovsky, Irene
Series: Vintage International
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC045000, FIC019000, FIC046000
ISBN: 9781101911440, Related ISBNs: 0099520370, 0307745481, 0701185570, 0701185589, 1101911441
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Française.
 
Beginning in a fictionalized Kiev, The Wine of Solitude follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into a strongwilled young woman. From the hot Kiev summers to the cruel winters of St Petersburg and eventually to springtime in Paris, the would-be writer Hélène blossoms, despite her mother’s neglect, into a clear-eyed observer of the life around her. Here is a powerful tale of disillusionment — the story of an upbringing that produces a young woman as hard as a diamond, prepared to wreak a shattering revenge on her mother.

A Vintage Paperback Original

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