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The Resource By a slow river, Philippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers

By a slow river, Philippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers

Label
By a slow river
Title
By a slow river
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I. The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents-the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman's cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked."--Publisher's website
Member of
Summary
As the First World War ravages Europe, the daily life of a small French town near the front is little disturbed by the war, until the deaths of three innocents--a charming schoolmistress who takes her own life, the wife of a local police officer who diesin childbirth, and a young girl, found murdered--turn the town upside down
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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143591
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Claudel, Philippe
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Rogers, Hoyt
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True
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  • Villages
  • France
  • Villages
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
By a slow river, Philippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Les âmes grises
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61758662
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781400042807
Lccn
2005044628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61758662
Label
By a slow river, Philippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers
Publication
Note
Translation of: Les âmes grises
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61758662
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781400042807
Lccn
2005044628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61758662

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