Fire in the Blood
Publication Date: July 15, 2008
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Sandra Smith is the translator of Camus s The Stranger and Nemirovsky s Suite Francaise, which won her the French American Foundation and Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize and the PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Translation Prize. She lives in New York.
- Is Silvio a reliable narrator? Is he honest with himself? How does he change over the course of the novel?
“Beautiful. . . . An enjoyable . . . portrait of manners from the first half of the last century.”
—The Washington Post Book World
"Courageous, uncompromising. . . . An entire world, vividly rendered, emerges from [these] pages.”
“An almost perfect miniature, a tale of divided loves and loyalties set in an insular rural French village.”
—O, Oprah Magazine
“[Némirovsky] coolly explores the heat of passions old and new. . . leav[ing] readers profoundly satisfied with this portrait of la vieille France…so manifestly dear to her.”
—San Francisco Chronicle