Brodeck

Brodeck

by Philippe Claudel
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Brodeck by Philippe Claudel

A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents–the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman’s cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385530095
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,071,771
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Philippe Claudel is the author of many novels, among them By a Slow River, which was awarded the Prix Renaudot and the Elle Readers' Literary prize, Brodeck, which won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, and La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh. Each of these novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. Claudel also wrote and directed the film I've Loved You So Long starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein, which opened in movie theaters in the United States in the fall of 2008 and in thirty other countries around the world.


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Brodeck 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ! A book for the ages. Extemely powerful in its plain stroytelling and suspense. A post-war (could be any war but most aptly WW2) era, a small village village with suspicion towards outsiders and an inquisitive visitor. A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a lobby reading a magazine interview with Ben Kingsley (Ghandi). He was asked what his favorite books; Brodeck was one of them. I have never read a book quite like this--the author's descriptions are so vivid, you feel as though you're "watching" it, rather than "reading" it. Having been raised in a small town in Iowa, I found the plot to be fascinating--how alike we are, yet how much more aware we are of our differences.
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