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By a Slow River: A Novel

Claudel, Philippe

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ISBN 10: 1400078016 / ISBN 13: 9781400078011
Published by Anchor, 2007
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Title: By a Slow River: A Novel

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents–the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman’s cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked.

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?;Philippe Claudel was born in 1962. Before becoming a novelist, he was a teacher and a screenwriter. He lives in France.

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