Dimanche and Other Stories
Date: April 2010
Duration: 8 hours 23 minutes
A collection of never-before-translated stories by the bestselling author of Suite Fran'aise, this is a gorgeous, gemlike volume with the same attention to detail that won Ir'ne N'mirovsky so many fans. Written between 1934 and 1942, these ten stories mine the same terrain as her bestselling novels: a keen eye for the details of social class; the tensions between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives; the manners and mannerisms of the French bourgeoisie; and questions of religion and personal identity. Moving from the drawing rooms of prewar Paris to the lives of men and women in wartime France, here is the beautiful work of a writer at the height of her tragically short career.
'Ten luminous and newly translated stories by N'mirovsky, who died at Auschwitz, expose the miseries that undermine happy families'.These accomplished tales create worlds full of secrets and treacheries'.In this superlative translation, N'mirovsky's characters emerge full-fleshed, and her voice remains timeless and relevant.''Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Translated by Bridget Paterson