St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: September 30, 2008
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Mystery Time Slip | Women's Fiction Time Slip
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally
arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’
d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother
in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she
will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On
Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is
asked to write an article about this black day in France's
past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles
onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her
to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the
girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to
the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she
begins to question her own place in France, and to
reevaluate her marriage and her life.
Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait
of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and
silence that surround this painful episode.
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