Violette's Embrace: A Novel

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Riverhead Books, 1996 - Fiction - 213 pages
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A stunning first novel about the life of France's greatest unknown writer--Violette Leduc--this work offers an eclectic fusion of fact and fiction, recounting the events of Leduc's life both as artful reconstruction and as vivid creation.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A muted and uninvolving first novel that juxtaposes the life and career of a neglected French writer, Violette Leduc (190772), with the purportedly parallel story of the woman who attempts to write ... Read full review

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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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Michele Zackheim is the author of one previous novel, Violette's Embrace, and one work of nonfiction, Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl. Before turning to writing, Zackheim worked as a visual artist and has shown in numerous museums and galleries.

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