Synopses & Reviews
Maxwell's acclaimed novel, which serves as a literary comparison of French and American cultures in the wake of W.W.II, and which is published to coincide with the trade paperback publication of "They Came Like Swallows". Since his death in July of this year, Maxwell has been the subject of many retrospective tributes, and his popularity in this country has grown as a result.
It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.