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Sylvie Germain

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The Book of Nights marks the American debut of one of Europe's most powerful and celebrated young writers. Winner of six literary prizes, The Book of Nights combines the timeless power of medieval legend, the resonance of Greek tragedy, and the harsh immediacy of a newsreel.Sylvie Germain traces a century in the life …

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The sequel to Sylvie Germain's highly acclaimed The Book of Nights (Godine, 1993; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Night of Amber continues the grotesque, fantastic, and riveting story of the Peniel family. It ranges from the terror and atrocity of the Algerian War to the frenzied Paris of May '68. Like The …

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A novel, translated by Liz Nash. Lucie Daubigne is an adventurous eight-year old whose idyllic childhood ends when, given a new room of her own, she is visited by an ogre. It is their secret, and if she tells anyone she will be sorry; so Lucie becomes the ogre's third victim, and is abused each night by her …

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