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Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood
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At the center of the tale is Silvio, who in his younger years fled the boredom of the village for of travel and adventure, returns to live in a farmer's hovel in the middle of the woods. Much to his family's dismay, Silvio is content with his solitude. But when he attends the wedding of his favorite young cousin, Silvio begins to be drawn back into the complicated life of this small town. As the narration unfolds, we are given an intimate picture of the loves and infidelities, the scandals, the youthful ardor and regrets of age that tie Silvio to the long-guarded secrets of the past.
Authors: Némirovsky, Irène, 1903-1942
Statement of Responsibility: by Irène Némirovsky ; translated by Sandra Smith
Title: Fire in the blood
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007
Characteristics: 137 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Translation of: Chaleur du sang
Summary: At the center of the tale is Silvio, who in his younger years fled the boredom of the village for of travel and adventure, returns to live in a farmer's hovel in the middle of the woods. Much to his family's dismay, Silvio is content with his solitude. But when he attends the wedding of his favorite young cousin, Silvio begins to be drawn back into the complicated life of this small town. As the narration unfolds, we are given an intimate picture of the loves and infidelities, the scandals, the youthful ardor and regrets of age that tie Silvio to the long-guarded secrets of the past.
LCCN: 2007028730
ISBN: 9780307267481
0307267482
Branch Call Number: FIC N
Research Call Number: JFD 07-4658
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Feb 24, 2012
  • bmetcalf64 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A gem of a novel. Perfect narrative symmetry, and delicious, evocative, and haunting prose. Reading i is like drinking a glass of very fine old wine.

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