Le Bal

Le Bal

Irene Nemirovsky


From the acclaimed writer of Suite Française comes Némirovsky’s 3rd novel, a masterpiece of French literature, to be had for the 1st time in Canada.

Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive e-book set in early 20th century France. At its center is the strain among mom and daughter. The nouveau-riche Kampfs, desirous to turn into contributors of the social elite, choose to throw a ball to release themselves into excessive society. For egocentric purposes Mrs. Kampf forbids her teenage daughter, Antoinette, to wait the ball and banishes her to the laundry room. In an unpremeditated fury of riot and depression, Antoinette takes a fast and terrible revenge. A merciless, humorous and gentle exam of sophistication ameliorations, Le Bal describes the torments of adolescence with infrequent accuracy.

Also integrated during this quantity is Snow in Autumn, during which Némirovsky can pay homage to Chekov and chronicles the lifetime of a loyal servant following her masters as they flee innovative Moscow and to migrate to a lifetime of trouble in Paris.

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