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Philippe Claudel

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As the First World War rages on, the daily life of a small town near the front is hardly disturbed by the report of artillery fire and the parade of wounded in its streets. But within the space of a year, this illusion of ordinary days is shattered by the deaths of three innocents—a charming schoolmistress from “the …

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Brodeck's Report is a 2007 novel by the French writer Philippe Claudel. The narrative investigates the murder of a mysterious man in an indefinite country just after the war. The book won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The location and the time are never explicit in the novel. …

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