The Resource The balcony, Jane Delury

The balcony, Jane Delury

Label
The balcony
Title
The balcony
Statement of responsibility
Jane Delury
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate--including a manor and a servants' cottage--over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama. In her debut, Jane Delury writes with masterful economy and profound wisdom about growing up, growing old, marriage, infidelity, motherhood--in other words, about life--weaving a gorgeous tapestry of relationships, life-altering choices, and fleeting moments across the frame of the twentieth century. A sumptuous narrative of place that burrows deep into individual lives to reveal hidden regrets, resentments, and desires, The Balcony is brimming with compassion, natural beauty, and unmistakable humanity
Summary
A century-spanning portrait—from the Belle Epoque to the present day—of the inhabitants of a French village reveals the deception, despair, love and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624005
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delury, Jane
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • [E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • France
  • France
  • Families
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn993420414
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780316554671
Lccn
2017948548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993420414
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn993420414
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780316554671
Lccn
2017948548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993420414

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