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In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she is still beautiful, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead her much-younger lover. As the witnesses take the stand and the case unfolds, Gladys relives fragments of her past- her childhood, her absent father, her marriage, her turbulent relationship with her daughter, her decline, and then the final irrevocable act. With the depth of insight and pitiless compassion we have come to expect from the author of Suite Fran aise, Ir ne Nemirovsky shows us the soul of a desperate woman obsessed with her lost youth.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2010.
ISBN: 9780099520382
Characteristics: vi, 199 pages ; 20 cm


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Feb 26, 2013

When a book is good, it does not really matter in what era it was written. This applies to this book. This book is about pathological obsession that leads to tragedy, and about the ever present question posed back in "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky: "Who am I? Trembling creature or I have the right to?", about a question of who deserves to live and also about those whose parasitic existence causes adverse actions of others.

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