A Country Road, A Tree

A Country Road, A Tree

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First American edition.
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When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young, unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis' rise to power; his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries; his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo; his flight from occupied Paris to the countryside; and the rubble of his life after liberation. And through it all we are witness to workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express his experience of this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into timeless art.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781101947180
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 289 pages ;,25 cm.

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