The Mark of the Angel

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Steerforth Press, Dec 31, 1998 - Fiction - 222 pages
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In the spring of 1957, a young German girl arrives in Paris to take a position as housekeeper to a bachelor flautist. Soon Saffie and Raphael are married and a son, Emil, is born. One day, Saffie and Emil go on errands to the Marais where they encounter an intriguing instrument maker, Andras. A passionate affair that will last a decade begins immediately. Framed within the love triangle is an exploration of the ways in which individual lives and historical events intersect, from the Soviet invasion of Budapest to the Kennedy assassination, and the different ways in which the German girl and the Hungarian Jew remember World War II and the Algerian war for independence.

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User Review  - Diana Barron - Goodreads

This book gave me nightmares. There is not one pleasant character and there is a sense of impending doom from page 1. I don't recommend it. However, in spite of not enjoying it at all I thought it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - S. - Goodreads

despite the pathetic resolution it is quite an interesting book when read in the right context. maybe because of that the author stress as often as she can "we are in the Paris of 1940's..." (or 50's?) not bad at all but certainly not a jewel Read full review


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A native of Calgary and of New Hampshire, Nancy Huston now lives in Paris; she writes in both French and English. The author of nine novels and numerous works of nonfiction, she has won the Prix Goncourt des Lyceen, the Prix du Livre-Inter, the Prix Elle, and the Governor General's Award for Fiction in French.

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