Melville House Publishing
On Sale: July 9, 2011
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Literature and Fiction
Against all expectations Marcel FĂ©ron has made a â€śnormalâ€ť
life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes. But on May
10, 1940, as Nazi tanks approach, this timid, happy man must
abandon his home and confront the â€śFateâ€ť that he has
secretly awaited. Separated from his pregnant wife and young
daughter in the chaos of flight, he joins a freight car of
refugees hurtling southward ahead of the pursuing invaders.
There, he meets Anna, a sad-looking, dark-haired girl, whose
accent is â€śneither Belgian nor German,â€ť and who â€śseemed
foreign to everything around her.â€ť As the mystery of Annaâ€™s
identity is gradually revealed, Marcel leaps from the
heights of an exhilarating freedom to the depths of a
terrifying responsibilityâ€” one that will lead him to a
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