A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot

A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot

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During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. The families are notified that the men died in the line of duty and the incident appears closed. After the war the fiance of one of the men receives a letter, which hints at what might have happened.

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During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. Five bodies are later recovered, the families are notified that the men died in the line of duty and the whole, distasteful incident appears closed. After the war the fiance of one of the men receives a letter which hints at what might have happened. Mathilde Donnay determines to discover the fate of her beloved amid the carnage of battle. "A Very Long Engagement" turns into an unusual and engrossing thriller as she discovers an increasing number of people trying to put her off the scent. Japrisot's achievement is to have written a novel that is both a suspenseful thriller and one which transforms a single small incident into the epitome of all wartime atrocities. The denouement, when it finally happens, is moving and horribly convincing.

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SKU GOR001235254
Title A Very Long Engagement
Author By (author) Sebastien Japrisot
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0099474549
ISBN 13 9780099474548
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. Five bodies are later recovered, the families are notified that the men died in the line of duty and the whole, distasteful incident appears closed. After the war the fiance of one of the men receives a letter which hints at what might have happened. Mathilde Donnay determines to discover the fate of her beloved amid the carnage of battle. "A Very Long Engagement" turns into an unusual and engrossing thriller as she discovers an increasing number of people trying to put her off the scent. Japrisot's achievement is to have written a novel that is both a suspenseful thriller and one which transforms a single small incident into the epitome of all wartime atrocities. The denouement, when it finally happens, is moving and horribly convincing.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001235254
Title A Very Long Engagement
Author By (author) Sebastien Japrisot
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0099474549
ISBN 13 9780099474548
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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