The Resource Ignorance, Michèle Roberts

Ignorance, Michèle Roberts

Label
Ignorance
Title
Ignorance
Statement of responsibility
Michèle Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In every war there are stories that do not surface, that are locked away like bluebottles in drawers and kept silent. You can make yourself forget if you try. 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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Ignorance, Michèle Roberts
Label
Ignorance, Michèle Roberts
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angele Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic 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 stealing food when she is hungry, or about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angele does not grasp; she aspires to a life of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. They must grow up in a hurry, think on their feet, play their part, turn a blind eye, even barter what is valuable to them
Control code
14204245
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781408829158
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1216092
  • (OCoLC)774638999
  • (Nz)14204245

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