Melville House Publishing, Paperback, 9781935554462, 153pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
When it first appeared in English in 1964, British novelist and critic Brigid Brophy declared The Train to be "the novel his admirers had been expecting all along from Simenon." Until The Train, she wrote, the dazzlingly prolific novelist had been "a master without a masterpiece.
“He is the greatest of all . . . the truest novelist we have in literature.”
Praise for The Train
“There is no false note, not one word or sigh or smile which strikes me as anything but unavoidable. This is not a writer’s romancing story of a little man caught in the war; it is the unknown history of many little men in that vast war.”
—New York Times Book Review