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Night Of Amber (Dedalus Europe 1992 95) Sylvie Germain

Night Of Amber (Dedalus Europe 1992 95)

Sylvie Germain

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ISBN : 9781873982952
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The sequel to Sylvie Germains highly acclaimed The Book of Nights (Godine, 1993- a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Night of Amber continues the grotesque, fantastic, and riveting story of the Peniel family. It ranges from the terror andMoreThe sequel to Sylvie Germains highly acclaimed The Book of Nights (Godine, 1993- a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Night of Amber continues the grotesque, fantastic, and riveting story of the Peniel family. It ranges from the terror and atrocity of the Algerian War to the frenzied Paris of May 68. Like The Book of Nights, which it brings to a dramatic conclusion, this is an unusual and passionate novel (Times Literary Supplement) that skillfully blends myth, history, memorable characters, and pure emotional intensity.The hero of the novel is Charles-Victor Peniel, called Night-of-Amber, whose lonely and angry childhood eventually lands him in Paris at the time of the May 68 riots. There, Charles-Victor becomes involved with a band of dangerous companions, and in a whirlwind situation that spins uncontrollably into sadism and murder.