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The Resource The balcony, Jane Delury

The balcony, Jane Delury

Label
The balcony
Title
The balcony
Statement of responsibility
Jane Delury
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate--including a manor and a servants' cottage--over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama."--WorldCat
Summary
A century-spanning portrait—from the Belle Epoque to the present day—of the inhabitants of a French village reveals the deception, despair, love and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624005
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Au pair -- Eclipse -- A place in the country -- Plunder -- Nothing of consequence -- Half life -- The pond -- Tintin in the Antilles -- Ants -- Between
Control code
21293996
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780316554671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The balcony, Jane Delury
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Au pair -- Eclipse -- A place in the country -- Plunder -- Nothing of consequence -- Half life -- The pond -- Tintin in the Antilles -- Ants -- Between
Control code
21293996
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780316554671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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