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    DescriptionThe photograph has fixed the three figures forever, two men and a woman bathed in bright sunshine. Parisian archivist Helene takes out a newspaper advert calling for information about her mother, who died when she was three, and the two men pictured with her in a photograph taken at a tennis tournament at Interlaken in 1971. Stephane, a Swiss biologist living in Kent, responds: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters and more photos pass between them as they embark on a journey to uncover the truth their parents kept from them. But will the images and documents from the past fill the silences left by the players? Winner of fifteen literary awards, this dark yet touching drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love.

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    The People in the Photo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hélène Gestern
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781908313546
    ISBN 10: 1908313544

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000, FIC044000, FIC043000
    DC22: 843/.92
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC23: 843.92
    LC classification: PQ2707.E78 E9913 2014
    Gallic Books
    Imprint name
    Gallic Books
    Publication date
    10 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Helene Gestern lives and works in Nancy. The People in the Photo is her first novel.
    Review quote
    'Every note of the characters' correspondence rings true' Le Nouvel Observateur 'A page-turning novel with a skilfully woven plot' Page des Libraires 'Rich in deftly turned prose and subtle character study' Sud-Ouest 'A wonderful book about the archaeology of memory' Le Magazine Litteraire 'Elegant, restrained and poetic' France Inter