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Twenty years after his mother and father jumped to their deaths from a balcony, Philippe Grimbert has written a gripping novel about the hidden memories that dominated their lives.

A colossal bestseller in Europe, Memory is the story of a family haunted by the secret of their past: an illicit love affair, a lost child, and a devastating betrayal dating back to the Second World War.

The day after my fifteenth birthday, I finally learned what I had always known....

Growing up in postwar Paris as the sickly only child of glamorous athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe older brother, stronger and more brilliant than he can ever be. It is only when the boy begins talking to an old family friend that he comes to realize that his imaginary sibling had a real predecessor: a half brother whose death in the concentration camps is part of a buried family secret that he was intended never to uncover.

A spare, erotic, and ultimately cathartic narrative, Memory is a mesmerizing tale of coming to terms with one's shameful past through the unraveling of a series of dark desires.

About the Author

Philippe Grimbert is a psychoanalyst. He is the author of several works of nonfiction and a novel, Paul’s Little Dress. He lives in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416560005
Author:
Grimbert, Philippe
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Translator:
McLean, Polly
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biographical
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
France
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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