Synopses & Reviews
In her most famous novel, , Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II. In fictionally relating the stories of those around her -- Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler, Nelson Algren -- de Beauvoir dissects the emotional and philosophical currents of her time. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life. "Much more than a roman clef . . . a moving and engrossing novel." --
"Salty, frank, and realistic." --
About the Author
Simone de Beauvoir is the author of The Second Sex and the winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's highest honor, for The Mandarins.