Two Riders of the Storm

Two Riders of the Storm

by Jean Giono
     
 

Two brothers, Marceau and Ange Jason, are members of a family renowned and respected for its brutality and are therefore bound together with ties stronger than those of ordinary brotherly love. This affection soon turns to hatred after Marceau kills a wild horse with a single blow at a country fair, becoming the local wrestling champion. As his strength increases

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Two brothers, Marceau and Ange Jason, are members of a family renowned and respected for its brutality and are therefore bound together with ties stronger than those of ordinary brotherly love. This affection soon turns to hatred after Marceau kills a wild horse with a single blow at a country fair, becoming the local wrestling champion. As his strength increases and his fame spreads, the younger sibling's jealousy causes this bond to snap. The end, when it comes, is a violent—and deadly—confrontation. Two Riders of the Storm is a story of a Cain-and-Abel-like struggle for supremacy in its most primitive form described with an intense and stark poetic beauty that transforms the brutal imagery into elemental forces of life death.

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Released in French in 1965 and translated into English in 1967, this tells the story of Marceau and Ange Jason, brothers who are competitive in the extreme in all things. When a twist of fate makes the older brother a local hero, the younger sibling burns with desire for dominance, and the story takes a more nefarious turn. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720611595
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Series:
Peter Owen Modern Classic Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.74(d)

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Meet the Author

Jean Giono wrote more than 30 novels as well as many volumes of short stories, plays, poetry, essays, and film scripts. Imprisoned at the beginning of World War II for his pacifist views, he was wrongly imprisoned again for collaboration at the war’s end. The author of the play The Horseman on the Roof and the much-acclaimed The Man Who Planted Trees, he is now firmly established as among the most distinguished of French writers.

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