From the book
jacket: By the early l940s, when
Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began
working on what would become Suite
Françaisethe first two parts of a
planned five-part novelshe was already
a highly successful writer living in
Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in
1942 she 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 Francewhere she, her husband,
and their two small daughters had fled
in a vain attempt to elude the Nazisshe'd
begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of
a human drama in which she herself would
become a victim.
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