Leon and Louise

By Alex Capus; John Brownjohn (Translator)
(Haus Publishing, Paperback, 9781908323132, 262pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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“On the cusp of World War I, while visiting the seashore on the coast of France, Leon and his new love, Louise, lose touch with one another when they are caught in the crosshairs of battle. Each believes the other is dead. Years later they discover they have both been living in Paris, blocks from each other. During World War II, Leon and his family struggle with living in a Nazi-occupied city, while Louise is encamped in Africa, working to protect French gold from the enemy. This charming novel follows the two through the decades as they continue to live their lives apart, yet never out of each other's hearts.”
-- Robin Allen, Forever Books, Saint Joseph, MI


Description

A tale of love’s triumph against improbable odds and the vicissitudes of history, by one of European's great emerging novelists




About the Author

Alex Capus: Alex Capus (born France, 1961) is a French-Swiss novelist who writes in German. He studied History, Philosopy and Anthropology at Basel University before embarking on a career in journalism. He published his first novel Munzinger Pascha in 1997. His translated works include Sailing by Starlight: In Search of Treasure Island and A Matter of Time. Leon and Louise was recently longlisted for the German Book Prize.

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