The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon audiobook

The Confidant: A Novel

By Hélène Grémillon
Translated by Alison Anderson
Read by Ellen Archer , Robert Petkoff , and Natalie Moore

Penguin Audio
7.22 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781101579657

"A gripping first novel" (Le Figaro Littéraire) and an award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite Française Paris, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short. At first she believes she received it by mistake. But then, a new letter arrives each week from a mysterious stranger, Louis, who seems intent on recounting the story of his first love, Annie. They were separated in the years before World War II when Annie befriended a wealthy, barren couple and fell victim to a merciless plot just as German troops arrive in Paris. But also awaiting Camille's discovery is the other side of the story, which will call into question Annie's innocence and reveal the devastating consequences of jealousy and revenge. As Camille reads on, she begins to realize that her own life may be the next chapter in this tragic story.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the December 2012 Indie Next List

"A gripping first novel" (Le Figaro Littéraire) and an award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite Française

Paris, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short. At first she believes she received it by mistake. But then, a new letter arrives each week from a mysterious stranger, Louis, who seems intent on recounting the story of his first love, Annie. They were separated in the years before World War II when Annie befriended a wealthy, barren couple and fell victim to a merciless plot just as German troops arrive in Paris. But also awaiting Camille's discovery is the other side of the story, which will call into question Annie's innocence and reveal the devastating consequences of jealousy and revenge. As Camille reads on, she begins to realize that her own life may be the next chapter in this tragic story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A novel about the complicity between history with a small h—the characters’ stories—and History with a capital H.  As in Bernard Schlink’s The Reader, nothing is more moving than to witness characters as castaways shipwrecked by History.” BSC News (France)
“Step back in time with this intriguing French mystery…Grémillon expertly builds the psychological suspense.” Courier Mail (Australia)
“A tale of love, infidelity, jealousy, and guilt presented in a manner that grows in suspense and surprises right up to the very end.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Hélène Grémillon

Author Bio: Hélène Grémillon

Hélène Grémillon was born in France in 1977. She has degrees in literature and history and worked as a journalist at the French newspaper Le Figaro before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Paris with her partner, singer and songwriter Julien Clerc, and their child. She received the Prince Pierre Literary Prize for The Confidant.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English