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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221254301
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 550
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Novelty
Where Sunset and Dawn unite

Release date : 27/01/2022
The vast fresco of a Russian family – in the steps of Lou Andreas Salomé, Rilke, Nabokov, Fabergé and many more
The book:
“Through the bluish winter landscape, their sleigh bore them back to Saint-Petersburg. Against the white background, the firs, birches and poplars stood out like drypoint etchings. Thin lines of smoke were rising from the little huts huddled together in scattered hamlets. The cold and the silence transfixed the world...
The book:
“Through the bluish winter landscape, their sleigh bore them back to Saint-Petersburg. Against the white background, the firs, birches and poplars stood out like drypoint etchings. Thin lines of smoke were rising from the little huts huddled together in scattered hamlets. The cold and the silence transfixed the world in a reassuring state of inertness. In this atmosphere of purity, the crunching of the skates, the neighing of the horses, the snap of the whip, every sound was gaining a particular intensity. The snow would quickly cover the furrows left behind by their sleigh – life is a passage.”
 
In this Russian fresco, Marina Dédéyan explores the memories of her family to retrace the history of her great grandparents whose lives crossed paths with the likes of Lou Andreas Salomé, Rilke, the Nabokovs, Fabergé and many other important figures of their time.
Resuscitating the past, Marina Dédéyan shares her discoveries and her questions through troubling anecdotes that have punctuated her quest. Where Sunset and Dawn unite is her seventh novel. 


Key points:
A book that is a personal account as well as the history of a family and an enchanting saga.
A rare and poetic style
Violence, love, changes of scenery, breath – this book has everything, especially a great literary style.
The 20th century from a woman’s perspective.
 
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EAN : 9782221254301
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 550
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont