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A very long engagement

Author: Sébastien Japrisot; Linda Coverdale
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2014.
Series: Vintage war
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. Five bodies are later recovered, the families are notified that the men died in the line of duty and the whole, distasteful incident appears closed. After the war the fiance of one of the men receives a letter which hints at what might have happened. Mathilde Donnay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sébastien Japrisot; Linda Coverdale
ISBN: 9780099593997 0099593998
OCLC Number: 870978328
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Harvill, 1993.
Description: 312 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Vintage war
Other Titles: Long dimanche de fiançailles.
Responsibility: Sébastien Japrisot ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.

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During the First World War five French soldiers, accused of a cowardly attempt to evade duty, are bundled into no-man's land and certain death. Five bodies are later recovered, the families are  Read more...

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"A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotion consequences of war." New York Times

 
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