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The balcony, Jane Delury

Label
The balcony
Title
The balcony
Statement of responsibility
Jane Delury
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century-spanning portrait of the inhabitants of a French village, revealing the deception, despair, love, and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives. What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate-including a manor and a servants' cottage-over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama."--
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NjBwBT
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1972-
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Delury, Jane
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Families
  • Dwellings
  • Villages
  • France
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
244p.
Isbn
9780316554671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 282174
  • 876552
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
244p.
Isbn
9780316554671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 282174
  • 876552

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