One Deadly Summer

Author:   Sebastien Japrisot ,  Alan Sheridan ,  Jane Aitkin
Publisher:   Gallic Books
ISBN:  

9781910477502


Pages:   280
Publication Date:   14 June 2018
Format:   Paperback
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From a master of suspense comes this classic tale of lust and revenge set in the French countryside. Car mechanic Fiorimond is irresistibly drawn to the beautiful, provocative Elle, a recent arrival in his sleepy Provence village. Their relationship develops quickly, but even as they make plans to marry, Fiorimond doesn't know what to make of his bride-to-be: is she an enigma or simply vacuous? In fact, the troubled Elle is on a mission to exact revenge on Fiorimond's family for a crime committed decades earlier, with a plan that will ultimately destroy all their lives, including hers Set in the 1970s, and available in English again for the first time in decades, this is a true classic of French suspense. AUTHOR: Sebastien Japrisot was a prominent French author, screenwriter and film director, and the French translator of J. D. Salinger. He is best known for A Very Long Engagement, which won the Prix Interallie and was made into a film by Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. One Deadly Summer won the Prix Deux Magots in 1978 and the film adaptation starring Isabelle Adjani won the Cesar Award 1984. Born in Marseille in 1931, he died in 2003.

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Author:   Sebastien Japrisot ,  Alan Sheridan ,  Jane Aitkin
Publisher:   Gallic Books
Imprint:   Gallic Books
ISBN:  

9781910477502


ISBN 10:   1910477508
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   14 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... a sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly 'The most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times 'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels that mimics a game of Meccano, each piece slotting neatly, one into another. Of course, it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical.' Le Point 'A marvellous storyteller' Telerama 'Sebastien Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary French fiction... With the quality and originality of his writing, Japrisot has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction.' Le Monde Praise for A Very Long Engagement: 'Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times 'A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph 'Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner 'The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent 'A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review 'Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews


'A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... a sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly 'You will not see the final brutal twist coming in this clever thrilling novel ... an immensely powerful exploration of the psyche of a damaged individual.' Nudge Magazine 'The most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times 'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels that mimics a game of Meccano, each piece slotting neatly, one into another. Of course, it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical.' Le Point 'A marvellous storyteller' T l rama 'S bastien Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary French fiction... With the quality and originality of his writing, Japrisot has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction.' Le Monde Praise for A Very Long Engagement: 'Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times 'A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph 'Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner 'The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent 'A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review 'Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews


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Sebastien Japrisot was a prominent French author, screenwriter and film director, and the French translator of J. D. Salinger. He is best known for A Very Long Engagement, which won the Prix Interallie and was made into a film by Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. One Deadly Summer won the Prix Deux Magots in 1978 and the film adaptation starring Isabelle Adjani won the Cesar Award 1984. Born in Marseille in 1931, he died in 2003.

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