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The Dogs and the Wolves

by Irene Nemirovsky

The Dogs and the Wolves Synopsis

From the author of the bestselling Suite Francaise. Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century. In the same city, Harry Sinner, the cosseted son of a city financier, belongs to a very different world. Eventually, in search of a brighter future, Ada moves to Paris and makes a living painting scenes from the world she has left behind. Harry Sinner also comes to Paris to mingle in exclusive circles, until one day he buys two paintings which remind him of his past and the course of Ada's life changes once more...

The Dogs and the Wolves Press Reviews

She elegantly uses traditional orchestration, which makes her works, for all their weighty concerns, universally accessible and stirringly romantic * Independent * Nemirovksy is a deeply engaged observer of her characters, and her depiction of the inner lives of both Jews and Gentiles in Sandra Smith's admirable translation of this exquisitely detailed novel, has the fine, authentic ring of artistic truth * Sunday Telegraph * Nemirovsky was incapable of producing anything less than an enchanting novel. She has an irresistible talent for creating character and incident which makes this story as much a page-turner as anything she has written -- Carmen Callil * Guardian * The pleasure of this fine novel lies in its depiction of a doomed love affair... Nemirovsky's exquisite descriptions of character reveal a brilliantly sharp eye * Daily Telegraph * Written with tremendous assurance and finesse, The Dogs and the Wolves is an outstanding achievement of European fiction * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099507789
Publication date: 7th October 2010
Author: Irene Nemirovsky
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Irene Nemirovsky

Irene Nemirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist, author of David Golder, Le Bal, The Courilof Affair, All Our Worldly Goods and other works published in her lifetime or soon after, as well as of the recent posthumously published Suite Francaise and Fire in the Blood. The Dogs and the Wolves, now appearing for the first time in English, was published in France in spring 1940, just months before France fell to the Nazis. Nemirovsky died in Auschwitz in 1942.

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