Violette's embrace: a novel

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Riverhead Books, Aug 27, 1996 - Fiction - 213 pages
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A novel based on the turbulent life of Violette Leduc, an obscure French writer who became a lesbian, a member of the existentialist circle of Sartre and Camus, and a black-marketeer during World War II. A first novel.

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This novel reads like a non-fiction book as the narrator goes in search of information about de Beauvoir's and Genet's contemporary, Violette Leduc. In the narrator's interviews with Violette's friend ... Read full review

Violette's Embrace

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Artist Zackheim's debut novel uses a famiiar device, that of "detecting" fictional writer Violette LeDuc of wartime and postwar France and bringing her life to light. Sifting through the layers is a ... Read full review


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