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Romain Gary has created a gallery of heroes who are willing to die for liberty but have to settle for the lesser victory of self-knowledge.

Most delicious and extraordinary.--James Laughlin

What a gold mine!--Jean-Paul Sartre

Hero of the French Resistance, diplomat, and two-time recipient of the Prix Goncourt under two different pen names, Gary examines the fates of young love, naivete, and idealism in his final novel, set in France during World War II and being published in English for the first time...A rich and layered love story that begins in innocence and moves through hardship toward a broad humanity.

Gary handles the emotional tightrope of espionage and the brutal reality of battle with clarity and precision, all captured magnificently by Mouillot's translation...This is a wonderful translation of a French classic.

About the Author

Romain Gary (1914-1980) was born Roman Kacew in Vilnius to a family of Lithuanian Jews. He changed his name when he fled Nazi-occupied France to fight for the British as an RAF pilot. He wrote under several pen names and is the only writer to have received the Prix Goncourt twice. A diplomat and filmmaker, Gary was married to the American actress Jean Seberg. He died in Paris in 1980 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1685 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0811226549
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 May 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07B8972VN
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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