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Fire in the Blood

by Irene Nemirovsky

Fire in the Blood Synopsis

From the author of the bestselling Suite Francaise. Set in the rural French town in Burgundy that would also form the backdrop to the bestselling Suite Francaise, Fire in the Blood is the story of Silvio, his cousin's wife Helene, her second husband Francoise, and of the truths, deaths, marriages, children, houses and mills that bind them with love and hatred, deception and betrayal.

Fire in the Blood Press Reviews

Gripping and full of interest...it confirms Nemirovsky's brilliance as a storyteller with a deep understanding of the hidden flaws and cruelties in the human heart * Sunday Telegraph * Magnificently atmospheric... She is so clever, quick and observant, that every character in the story bounds into life -- Carmen Callil * Financial Times * A literary find of the same quality as Suite Francaise...it has a universal resonance by exhibiting not only what people do to each other but what the passing of time does to us all -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times * Mesmerising...another gem from a glittering career cut tragically short * Daily Express * Another masterpiece * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099516095
Publication date: 2nd October 2008
Author: Irene Nemirovsky
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Irene Nemirovsky

Irene Nemirovksy was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a successful Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist, author of David Golder, Le Bal and other works published in her lifetime, as well as the posthumous Suite Francaise. Prevented from publishing when the Germans occupied France in 1940, she stayed with her husband and two small daughters in the small village of Issy-l'Eveque (in German occupied territory) where she had moved from Paris just before the invasion. In July 1942 she was arrested by the French police and interned in Pithiviers ...

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