The Wine of Solitude (large print)
- Format: Largeprint - Hardback
- Released: 2 July 2012
- Publisher: AudioGO Limited
- ISBN: 9781445893013
- Category: Large Print Books Fiction Modern & Contemporary Fiction
- Availability: In Stock (usually dispatched in 1-2 working days)
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- Format(mm): 240x165
- Publisher Statement: Large type edition
Introspective, intense and poignant, "The Wine of Solitude" is the most autobiographical of all Irene Nemirovsky's novels, now available in English for the first time. Imbued with melancholy, and regret, it explores the troubled relationship between a young girl, her distant, self-absorbed mother and her mother's lover, Max. We follow the family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Helene grows from a dreamy, unhappy child into an angry young woman.
Through hot summers in a fictionalised Kiev (Nemirovsky's own birthplace) and the cruel winters of St Petersburg, the would-be writer Helene blossoms, despite her mother's neglect, into a clear-eyed observer of the life around her. "The Wine of Solitude" is a powerful tale, telling less of the end of innocence, than of disillusionment; the story of an upbringing that produces a young woman as hard as a diamond, prepared to wreak a shattering revenge on her mother.
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