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    DescriptionIn every war there are stories that do not surface. You can try to forget, but sometimes the past can return: in the scent of a bar of soap, in whispers darting through a village after mass, in the color of an undelivered letter.Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angele Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angele is the grocer's daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living. She used to be a Jew until this became too dangerous. Jeanne does not think twice about stealing food when she is hungry, nor about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angele does not grasp; she aspires to a life of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.Michele Roberts's new novel is a mesmerizing exploration of guilt, faith, desire, and judgment, bringing to life a people at war in a way that is at once lyrical and shocking.


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    Title
    Ignorance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michele Roberts, By (author) Mich Le Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781608197712
    ISBN 10: 1608197719
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P25100000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6068.O155 I54 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    19 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Michele Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including "The Looking Glass" and "Daughters of the House," which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Half English and half French, Roberts lives in London and in the Mayenne, France. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and was recently made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.
    Review quote
    "Roberts's polished, ornately wrought prose adds depth and a sense of acute realism to her captivating story--which flows seamlessly between the protagonists as they take turns narrating this accomplished and inspired novel of wartime France."--"Publishers Weekly (starred review)"