Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780552998833

Five Quarters of the Orange

Harris, Joanne Author

3.81 avg rating
( 21,025 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780552998833: Five Quarters of the Orange

Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets her memory play strange games. As her nephew attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes Framboise has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers, memories of a disturbed childhood during the German Occupation flood back, and expose a past full of betrayal, blackmail and lies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In Five Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris returns to the small-town, postwar France of Chocolat. This time she follows the fortunes of Framboise Dartigan, named for a raspberry but with the disposition of, well, a lemon. The proprietor of a café in a rustic village, this crabby old lady recalls the days of her childhood, which coincided with the German occupation. Back then, she and her brother and sister traded on the black market with the Germans, developing a friendship with a charismatic young soldier named Tomas. This intrigue provided a distraction from their grim home life--their father was killed in the war and their mother was a secretive, troubled woman. Yet their relationship with Tomas led to a violent series of events that still torment the aging Framboise.

Harris has a challenging project here: to show the complicated, messy reality behind such seemingly simple terms as collaborator and Resistance. To the children, of course, these were mere abstractions: "We understood so little of it. Least of all the Resistance, that fabulous quasi-organization. Books and the television made it sound so focused in later years; but I remember none of that. Instead I remember a mad scramble in which rumor chased counter-rumor and drunkards in cafes spoke loudly against the new regime." The author's portrait of occupier and occupied living side by side is given texture by her trademark appreciation of all things French. Yes, some passages read like romantic, black-and-white postcards: "Reine's bicycle was smaller and more elegant, with high handlebars and a leather saddle. There was a bicycle basket across the handlebars in which she carried a flask of chicory coffee." But these simple pleasures, recorded with such adroitness, are precisely what give Framboise solace from the torment of her past. --Claire Dederer

About the Author:

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. She has also written a Doctor Who novella for the BBC, has scripted guest episodes for the game Zombies, Run!, and is currently engaged in a number of musical theatre projects as well as developing an original drama for television. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 10.78

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets her memory play strange games. As her nephew attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes Framboise has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers, memories of a disturbed childhood during the German Occupation flood back, and expose a past full of betrayal, blackmail and lies. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780552998833

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by 2002-01-01. (2002)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002-01-01., 2002. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 368pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1745085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by 2002-01-01. (2002)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002-01-01., 2002. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New Ed. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 368pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1746770

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets her memory play strange games. As her nephew attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes Framboise has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers, memories of a disturbed childhood during the German Occupation flood back, and expose a past full of betrayal, blackmail and lies. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780552998833

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by Black Swan (2002)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Llandre, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Black Swan, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000258773

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by 2011-03-31. (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011-03-31., 2011. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 432pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1618212

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by 2011-03-31. (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011-03-31., 2011. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 432pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1549649

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Harris, Joanne Author
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 127mm x 198mm x 25mm. Paperback. The magical new novel from the author of the Number One be Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 432 pages. 0.292. Bookseller Inventory # 9780552998833

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by Black Swan (2002)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Black Swan, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0552998834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Harris, Joanne Author
Published by Black Swan 2011-03-31 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0552998834 ISBN 13: 9780552998833
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Black Swan 2011-03-31, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00572880

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book