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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange little love story, 23 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Misunderstanding (Hardcover)
This is an unconvincing love story, and it doesn't surprise me that the author was only 21 when she wrote it. However, I was surprised, knowing nothing of Nemirovsky before reading this, that it was written in the 1920s. The feel of the novel is quite modern. Perhaps this is because of the translator. There are a few errors or typos in the translation (e.g. insects "files" instead of flies, and when the heroine sits on her infant daughter's lap instead of vice versa). Perhaps given her youth, the author's handling of a love affair is at times unconvincing, but her approach to the different lives of the rich Denise and the newly poor Yves is effective and affecting. Overall this is an enjoyable, well written book and very evocative of romantic post-war Paris. If I could give half stars, this would be a 3 and a half.
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