Ignorance PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Ignorance free pdf A stunning war-time novel set in France from Booker-shortlisted author Michele Roberts After every war there are stories that are locked away like bluebottles in drawers and kept silent. But sometimes the past can return: in the smell of carbolic soap, in whispers darting through a village after mass, in the colour of an undelivered letter. Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angele Baudry grow up, side by side yet apart, in the village of Ste Madeleine. Marie-Angele is the daughter of the grocer, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living. She used to be a Jew until this became too dangerous. Jeanne does not think twice about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angele does not grasp- she aspires to a future of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, along with it tumbles a new, grown-up world. The village must think on its feet, play its part in a game for which no one knows the rules. Not even the dubious hero with 'business contacts' who sweeps Marie-Angele off her feet. Not even the reclusive artist living alone with his sensual, red canvases. In these uncertain times, the enemy may be hiding in your garden shed and the truth is all too easily buried under a pyramid of recriminations. Michele Roberts's new novel is a mesmerising exploration of guilt, faith, desire and judgment, bringing to life a people at war in a way that is at once lyrical and shocking.

About Michele Roberts

Michele Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud: Stories of Sex and Love. Half-English and half-French, Michele Roberts lives in London and in the Mayenne, France. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres.

Details Book

Author : Michele Roberts
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 10 May 2012
ISBN : 1408829150
EAN : 9781408829158
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Ignorance



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • "Marie Claire" Fresh and Fast

    This year's Marie Claire cookbook offers the quality and style synonymous with the brand. presented in an exciting new format. It contains more than 100 outstanding new recipes from Michele Cranston..


  • Marie Claire Cuisine free pdfMarie Claire Cuisine

    marie claire Cuisine is the ultimate companion for the time-poor home cook who wants light and healthy food that appeals to the eye as well as the palate. Cooking fresh ingredients simply is the essence of Michele Cranston's philosophy..


  • "Marie Claire" Kitchen

    marie claire'Kitchen is the ultimate companion for the time-poor home cook who wants light and healthy food that appeals to the eye as well as the palate. Cooking the best of each season's fresh ingredients simply is the essence of Michele Cranston's philosophy..


  • Marie Antoinette free pdfMarie Antoinette

    Young Marie Antoinette has a recurring nightmare. in which the broken head of her porcelain doll is her own. Marie Antoinette doesn't know her fate. but she knows her destiny to one day be the Queen of France..


  • Life and Death of Marie Antoinette. Illustrated free pdfLife and Death of Marie Antoinette. Illustrated

    This is a short biography of the life of Marie Antoinette. Queen of France. who died guillotined when the French Revolution broke out..


  • Ignorance free pdfIgnorance

    . A stunning war-time novel set in France from Booker-shortlisted author Michele Roberts After every war there are stories that are locked away like bluebottles in drawers and kept silent. But sometim