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Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Book Group
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Took place 4 weeks 1 day ago
Sun 22 Oct 16:30 - 18:30

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For the month of October, we will be reading 'Suite Française' by Irène Némirovsky, not only a fascinating book but also with a fascinating history behind it :

By the early l940s, when Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française—the first two parts of a planned five-part novel—she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in Protected content was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month later she was dead at the age of thirty-nine. Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France—where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis—she'd begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama in which she herself would become a victim. When she was arrested, she had completed two parts of the epic, the handwritten manuscripts of which were hidden in a suitcase that her daughters would take with them into hiding and eventually into freedom. Sixty-four years later, at long last, we can read Némirovsky's literary masterpiece

Join us for a fun and interesting discussion, even if you would not have been able to finish the book on time !

Looking forward to seeing you all again,